Wake Forest University Statement on the Death of Dr. Maya Angelou
Today members of the Wake Forest University community mourn the loss of beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and professor Dr. Maya Angelou.
Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Angelou’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Details about a campus memorial service may be shared at a later date.