December 2, 2020 |
Kami Chavis, associate provost and law professor at Wake Forest University, has been appointed vice provost for three years, continuing her three-year stay in the provost’s office.
In addition to her three years as associate provost, Chavis, 46, has been teaching law – specifically in the realm of criminal law and criminal procedure – at Wake Forest’s law school since 2006. She founded and directs the law school’s criminal justice program and teaches a popular course called “Perspectives in Law Enforcement: Police and Prosecutorial Accountability,” an issue all the more timely, Chavis said, given ongoing calls for criminal justice reform.
“As a university administrator, I think it’s really important that I stay close to the university’s mission. And that mission is to educate students,” Chavis said. “When I’m teaching that class, it’s one of the highlights of my day.”