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Betsy Chapman

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Betsy Chapman is Executive Director of Family Communications and Volunteer Management at Wake Forest University. She is responsible for communications with undergraduate parents and families across a variety of platforms. Her Daily Deac blog ( covers a variety of Wake Forest activities and helps give parents and families a glimpse of campus life each weekday; it is cited by Wake Forest parents and families as a key resource. In 2016, the Daily Deac was recognized with the CASE District III Grand Award in the category of Electronic and Digital Media - Online Innovation/ Experimentation, and by AHEPPP as the Best Institutional Initiative for medium sized schools. In 2018, Wake Forest was recognized with the AHEPPP Excellence in Publications and Resources award for our First-Year Parent and Family Calendar. Since the inception of Wake Forest’s improved parent/family communications program, Wake Forest has seen a steady increase in contributions to their Parents' Campaign. Betsy also works with the Wake Forest Parents’ Council, with responsibility for the Council's operations and meetings, as well as the New Student Receptions program for incoming first year students and their families. She has been at Wake Forest for nearly 20 years, serving in a variety of roles supporting alumni and parent constituencies, as well as working in communications and events. She is currently a part-time doctoral student in higher education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.