José Villalba, Ph.D., LPC
Chief Diversity Officer
José A. Villalba is the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Prior to his current position, he served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Evaluation, and Inclusivity in the Office of the Dean of the College.
He also is a professor of Counseling. He has been affiliated with the Department of Counseling since arriving at Wake Forest in 2011, and served as its first coordinator of the Minor in Health and Human Services.
Prior to arriving at Wake Forest, he was an associate professor of counseling at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was also an assistant professor of counseling at Indiana State University. He teaches courses in multicultural counseling, career counseling, health and human services, and supervises counseling interns. He has authored or co-authored over 50 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials about health disparities in Latina/o youth, Latina/o access to and completion of higher education options, and issues related to college access for students from underrepresented groups. Since becoming an administrator, he has facilitated diversity and inclusion efforts for students, staff, and faculty, in an effort to address issues of access and equity across campus.