President’s Aides are student leaders who serve as representatives of Wake Forest University and the student body, and participate in a variety of University events throughout the academic year. In addition, President’s Aides meet regularly with President Susan R. Wente, providing an additional communication link between students and the administration.

Each President’s Aide is expected to attend as many of the scheduled events and obligations as possible. In an average semester, there are approximately ten events that involve some manner of participation by the President’s Aides.

Application Overview

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Be a junior or senior in the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Commit to participate as a President’s Aide for not less than one academic year (plans for study-abroad experiences will not affect eligibility).
  • Have demonstrated leadership in academic life, student life and community service.

The selection committee reserves the right to examine student judicial records as part of the selection process.

After the March 8 deadline, the selection committee, comprised of faculty and staff members, will select finalists for interviews. Applicants will be notified of final decisions in mid-April. New President’s Aides will begin responsibilities at the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester.

Direct any questions or comments to Marybeth Wallace, 336.758.4684,