Faircloth has worked the past year as the associate director for development under Mike Pratapas, who resigned last month. In his new role, Faircloth will be responsible for the administration of all fund-raising in the Wake Forest athletic department, including the Deacon Club scholarship program.
"We are pleased to have Barry take over this very important position within the athletic department," Wellman said. "His Wake Forest roots run very deep and he has a great love for the University."
Faircloth joined the Demon Deacon athletic department one year ago after previously working eight years with Wallace Computer Services in Raleigh, Atlanta and Winston-Salem. A 1993 Wake Forest graduate, he returns to his roots in the athletic department after growing up on the football practice fields as the son of Bill Faircloth, who was then an assistant football coach and currently serves as director of football operations.
Three other promotions within the athletic department became official on Thursday.
Greg Collins was promoted from head athletic trainer to assistant athletic director for sports medicine. Collins, who joined the Deacon athletic program in 1997, will supervise a sports medicine staff that supports all 18 varsity teams.
Dave Marmion was promoted to assistant athletic director for business and finance. Marmion came on board one year ago as the business manager for the WFU athletic department. He previously served five years as coordinator of accounting for Florida State University athletics.
Roxann Moody was also promoted to equipment supervisor after previously serving as an assistant in that department. Moody replaces David "Sarge" Tinga, who retired after working 29 years in the Wake Forest athletic department.