Holt Appoints Interim Director of New Lifelong Learning Center
Hamilton Holt School Director of Grants and Contracts Bob McKinlay has been appointed as the interim director of the new Center for Lifelong Learning at Rollins.
Established to develop enrichment and certification programs designed to cross the lifespan, The Center for Lifelong Learning is working with the Winter Park Health Foundation and other funding sources to develop programming for adults age 50 and older in Winter Park and neighboring communities. In addition, the center is developing innovative noncredit certification programs directed toward meeting both the challenges and needs in the adult education market.
Starting in fall 2013, the Holt School will be offering a certification program in graphic design through the center with other certification programs to follow. In addition, the center is working in collaborative relationships with the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins and other educational and business entities to help prepare the workforce of the future.
Since September, McKinlay has obtained grant funding from the Winter Park Health Foundation to establish a lecture series for seniors on health issues and to conduct a research study on the educational needs and interests of seniors in Winter Park. Maitland and Eatonville. Through his efforts, Holt has received funding support to create a blended learning initiative and to conduct a national forum on adult education and the liberal arts at the Rollins’ Alfond Inn and Conference Center in October 2013.
McKinlay earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Professional Studies in Eldercare Administration at Lynn University. He holds a Specialist Certificate in Aging from the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. From 1978 to 1992, he served as administrator of gerontology and geriatrics programs at Henry Ford Community College, Duke University, Lynn University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.
From 1992 to 2012, McKinlay served as the director and then assistant dean of program development at the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida. At Barry University, McKinlay was responsible for writing grants and fundraising to support student scholarships, the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, the Barry University Podiatric Primary Care Residency Program which generated over $3.5 million in federal grants, the Barry Physician Assistant Training Program that resulted in $2.5 million in federal funding, the establishment of the Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine from $5.8 million in support, and a $1.9 million congressionally directed grant from the Department of Defense to conduct a research study for examining the application of nitric oxide to eradicate bacteria in the wounds of soldiers in the field.
A search for a permanent director will commence sometime this summer.