Published on December 4, 2019 by Sarah Cain  
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Terry Hales Jr., senior vice president, academic administration and operations and executive vice dean for Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been elected to the Samford University Board of Trustees.

Hales, of Clemmons, North Carolina, has more than 20 years of accounting experience and currently also serves as the executive in charge of Innovation Quarter, a vibrant and growing innovative district in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Before coming to Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1996, Hales held different accounting positions within both public accounting and industry. He has since held several leadership positions at the school including assistant controller, assistant dean for finance, vice president for financial planning and chief financial officer. 

He and his wife, Beth, have been married for 28 years and are parents of four children. He is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. 

Samford’s 43-member board of trustees serves as the governing body for the university. Trustees serve four-year terms.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.