January 17, 2013
by Kathleen Garber
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.
The Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. Once a Deac, always a Deac – and we’re here for you. Each day we leap out of bed humming the fight song, ready to create the moments that keep the spirit of Wake Forest present in your world.