A Fond Farewell
Laurie Joyner, vice president for planning and dean of the College, has been elected the 14th president of Wittenberg University. Joyner will become the first woman to serve as president of the 167-year-old, national liberal arts institution in Springfield, Ohio. Since her arrival in 2007 as dean of the faculty, Joyner has contributed significantly to Rollins’ momentum, including her outstanding efforts to craft a student success initiative and launch the current cycle of strategic planning.
Commitment to Open Access
In November, President Lewis Duncan signed the Berlin Declaration, one of the foundational documents of the open access movement, on behalf of Rollins College. Open access is a movement within scholarship to encourage access to published scholarly research online and at no direct cost to the reader. It contrasts with “toll access,” which restricts access to those who have paid subscriptions to such works.
Promoting Lifelong Learning
Rollins College and The Mayflower Retirement Community received the International Council on Active Aging’s “Industry Innovator Award” for their collaborative lifelong learning partnership, “Live and Learn.” With only five honorees worldwide this year, the award highlights innovations that lead the way, set new standards, and make a difference in the lives of older adults. More...
New Executive MBA Program
The Rollins MBA announced a new Executive MBA program designed for students with progressive management experience who prefer to attend classes on Saturdays.