On January 15, Provost Rogan Kersh (’86) visited the Wake Forest Charlotte community. He discussed the distinctive characteristics of the members of Generation Y in comparison to their Gen X, Baby Boomer and Greatest Generation peers and explored their readiness to be leaders. Provost Kersh has done extensive research about the generations, even living in a dormitory while a professor at NYU to forward his research.

Provost Kersh was in the first class of Reynolds scholars at Wake Forest and received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale. In his 15 years of teaching at Yale, Syracuse, and NYU, he has won four university-wide teaching awards. Before returning to WFU, he was associate dean of NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, where he also was a professor of public policy.

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