Dear Faculty and Staff,
Wake Forest University has a long and distinguished history as a place that always strives to do the right thing. Design for Excellence represents an effort to promote and protect this tradition, as we work to continue to enhance the environment in which all of us here conduct our work and research.
As President, along with the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees and the rest of the University administration, we are required by law to provide appropriate oversight over all aspects of University life and University-sponsored activities which are affected by state and federal laws and regulations. In addition, it is our responsibility to promote ethical conduct in all University activities.
Design for Excellence serves as a guide for the conduct of University business, reinforces regulatory compliance and promotes ethical responsibility. Along with the Faculty and Staff Handbooks and the other standing policies and procedures of the University, it provides additional guidance to help us achieve the highest levels in education, research and business standards and regulatory compliance, while at the same time creating an environment of trust, cooperation and collaboration for faculty, staff and students.
I thank every member of the Wake Forest community for your continued support of these ideals. Together, we all make this university a better place.
Nathan O. Hatch
President, Wake Forest University