How to hire leaders better than yourself

In an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nathan Hatch says: “I have long thought that hiring people better than myself was the key to good presidential leadership. But the task is anything but routine — it requires a lot of creative and unconventional […]

Nathan O. Hatch: What I told Vice President Mike Pence

This essay ran as a guest column in the Winston-Salem Journal on May 17, 2020. Last week, I was invited to a conversation with Vice President Mike Pence and 13 other college and university presidents across the country to discuss what it will take to […]

We Are Still In

Reflections on the study of climate change and the environment on June 7, 2017. Today, Wake Forest University affirms our commitment to addressing the threats posed by our changing climate. From the Amazon to Appalachia, our faculty have been on the leading edge of climate […]

The Arnold Palmer I Knew

As published in the Old Gold & Black on Sept. 30, 2016. I remember the first time I visited Arnold Palmer in Latrobe, Pa. I walked around his office, taking in the displays of memorabilia that marked moments of his life: Four Masters trophies and […]