A Message from the Dean
For over 125 years, Rollins has been serving Orlando and its
surrounding communities, creating tomorrow’s leaders today. The Hamilton
Holt School, named for the eighth president of the college, serves the
community through exceptional undergraduate and graduate evening degree and
outreach programs. We offer cutting-edge educational programs that promote
responsible leadership; awareness of global issues, social justice, and
inclusion; cultural enrichment; and environmental stewardship. Being part
of the Rollins legacy and social network is an extremely rewarding and
Our approach to education embraces principles that are widely
recognized as promoting learning in adult students. These principles include:
- Student-faculty contact. Rollins Evening students have the opportunity to
interact with faculty on a regular basis inside and outside the classroom.
Small class sizes, individual attention, and a supportive academic
environment promote learning and make Rollins unique.
- Collaborative learning. Rollins
Evening students collaborate with faculty in order to solve complex,
real-world problems. In many ways, we learn as much from our students
as our students learn from us. Our commitment to sharing ideas with
students and living the “life of the mind” means that your experience at
Rollins will involve more than learning skills, you’ll become an
- Individualized instruction and small class sizes. Small class sizes also
mean more in-depth and constructive feedback. Your education is too
important for you to feel like a number.
- Rigorous learning experiences. With increased individual attention comes increased
expectations of your intellectual development. At Rollins, both our
faculty and students expect nothing less than excellence from each
- A diverse community of faculty and peers. The considerable life experiences of our students and
faculty make classroom learning exciting. Aside from the
intellectual challenges of coursework, at Rollins you will meet fellow
leaders in the community, other professionals who are looking to advance
professionally, and top notch artists and musicians. This is a
vibrant, networked community of learners who have come together to create
- Student teamwork. Finally, students cooperate with one another to ensure
that everyone stays abreast of coursework. Working with others
effectively is a crucial life skill.
If you are still considering Rollins from a host of other educational
alternatives, I invite you to attend an informational session or meet with one
of our admissions counselors.
Join the Rollins network. See for yourself how
Rollins can make a difference in your life.
David CS Richard, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Psychology