Charles Iacovou

Dean of School of Professional Studies & Vice Provost for Charlotte Programs

Wake Forest University

Dr. Charles Iacovou is the founding dean of the School of Professional Studies and the vice provost for the university’s Charlotte-based programs. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and the development of innovative programs that focus on the educational needs of adult learners and corporate partners.Dr. Iacovou served as the Sisel Distinguished Dean of the School of Business from 2014 until 2021. Under his leadership, the school evolved its programmatic portfolio to enhance its focus on analytics-related and online offerings. Dr. Iacovou led a capital campaign for the school, which raised over $120 million in support of student, faculty, programmatic and other needs.With extensive teaching experience in information systems management, Dr. Iacovou has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on IT management, strategy, emerging technologies, and other areas. A student-centered teacher who utilizes experiential learning methods to challenge and support his students, Dr. Iacovou has received several teaching awards from students and alumni.Before joining Wake Forest University, Dr. Iacovou managed an electronic bank for a diversified financial institution based in Europe. During the past three decades, Dr. Iacovou has provided strategic planning, management consulting, and leadership training services to firms in financial services, international trade, logistics, media, and other sectors.