Rollins has named Carol Bresnahan vice president for academic affairs and provost. Since 2008, Bresnahan has served as provost and executive vice president at The College of New Jersey, where she was a tenured professor of history. Prior to that, she was vice provost for academic programs and policies at the University of Toledo (UT), where she was also a member of the faculty. She received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her master’s degree and PhD from Brown University.
New Senior Leadership Office
Rollins has established the Office of Vice President for Planning and Dean of the College. Modeled after similar senior administrative offices at many successful institutions that are explicitly student centered, the dean of the college oversees the inclusive range of student services and programs. The vice president for planning component of the position has the responsibility for implementing a collaborative, multi-year, integrated process of strategic planning, including resource allocation and assessment across the institution. Laurie Joyner served as interim vice president and interim provost and assumed the new position of vice president and dean on July 1.
Focus on Student Success
Earlier this year, Rollins launched the Office of Student Success, which aims to help Rollins students succeed academically and successfully navigate the transitions of college life. Serving as a point-of-contact to answer questions from students and parents, the office helps connect students to the person or office who can best help them make the most of their Rollins experience.