Kurt Wells ’95

President, Rollins Alumni Board of Directors


By Kristin Hurst






During his six-year tenure on the Rollins Alumni Association Board of Directors, Kurt Wells ’95 has played a key role in steering new alumni programming. “I wanted to give service back to Rollins because the College has given me so much opportunity,” said Wells of his decision to join the Board in 2003. “Our mission is to keep alumni connected with Rollins for life, and it’s been fulfilling and a lot of fun to be involved in developing programs to achieve that—from providing grants to student groups to hosting National Fox Day gatherings across the country, to building the Rollins Alumni Network (RAN) that helps to recruit Rollins students. I am particularly excited about our upcoming strategic planning during which we will explore other initiatives to enhance alumni relations.”



Then


Extracurricular: Chi Psi, IFC, soccer (was the goalie)

Major: Political science with minors in communication and business

Favorite classes: A politics class with former U.S. Representative Jim Bacchus ’02H (having class with a congressman was very cool—he used to fly in every week) and Textbook Orlando with Professor Rick Foglesong (I enjoyed being part of the research team for his book Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando)

Favorite Fox Day: The year we went over to the coast and didn’t have a clue the space shuttle was going off that day—insane, ridiculous fun

Best place on campus: The gazebo behind the Cornell or on Lake Virginia in a canoe or under the big tree within old B lot and, of course, the tennis courts watching Carol play

Favorite late-night eatery: 7-Eleven, while strolling home from nightspots on Fairbanks like the Mill and Harper’s

Career ambition: Politics, business from an entrepreneur standpoint, or teacher



Now


Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Family: Wife, Carol Picton Wells ’94; three children: Caroline, 10; Whitney, 8; Canon, 4

Work: Owner, WELLSOLV=D Services, a business solutions firm

Volunteer work: 6 years on Alumni Board, plus 2 years as a Young Alumni Delegate


Kurt Wells

Kurt Wells '95, Canon, Carol Picton Wells '94, Caroline, and Whitney


Hobbies: Coaching my daughters’ soccer teams and playing tennis with my wife

Favorite R&R: Attending Notre Dame football games (with a Chi Psi fraternity brother); and now, enjoying the seasons and Midwest living after 17 years in Florida

Something people may not know about me: Was an Eagle Scout

Guilty pleasure: Graeter’s ice cream—any flavor with chips in it

Miss most about college life: The freedom and flexibility—you have a schedule, but you don’t; miss playing soccer, being at the Lodge, and playing Spades after lunch.