Kenneth A. Zick II
Vice President Student Life and Professor of Law
Ken Zick has served Wake Forest in numerous capacities over the last twenty-three years. He came from the University of Michigan where he was a Michigan Scholar in College Teaching, having earned his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Albion College, his Juris Doctor from Wayne State and the M.L.S. from the University of Michigan.
Ken taught for thirteen years in the law school where he also established its Clinical Education Program, directed the Legal Research and Writing Program, coached over twenty championship moot court teams, and as Academic Dean led the curricular improvements associated with the law school's strategic plan.
In 1988 President Hearn appointed him Vice President of Student Life and Instructional Resources. During his tenure he has led the consolidation of student services programs, the establishment of the Volunteer Service Corp., and initiated several programs in student leadership development, including the first ACC Student Leaders Conference. He has continued to teach in several areas-law, history, and communications.
Among his professional activities he has served as President of the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, on the ABA - AALS Commission on Lawyer Competency, and as Executive Vice President of the Center for Research and Development on Law Related Education. Recently he was a principle presenter at the National Institute for College Student Values on the subject of "Campus Moral Voices: Shaping the Conversation Through Student Developmental Understanding and Leadership".
In 1998 he was awarded the Student Government Appreciation Award for service to the student body. Most importantly, students feel free to turn to him often for counsel and advice on thorny personal and organizational matters. He is viewed as a friend, mentor, and advocate.