Hollins Names New Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Hollins has announced the appointment of Anita B. Walton as vice president for institutional advancement. She will develop and lead Hollins’ philanthropic priorities and activities and promote engagement with alumnae/i and friends of the university.
Hollins University Names Chris Kilcoyne Director of Athletics
Hollins University has announced that Chris Kilcoyne will become the school’s director of athletics, effective July 1. He has served as interim director since December.
Steven E. Laymon, Ph.D., Named Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies
Laymon, who comes to Hollins from the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will provide leadership for and oversight of the university’s existing programs and develop new initiatives.
Hollins Names Nakeshia N. Williams, Ph.D., as the University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
“I am very excited about joining the campus community,” said Williams, who comes to Hollins from North Carolina A&T State University. “I look forward to working alongside administration, faculty, staff, and students in cultivating programming and initiatives aimed at improving diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at Hollins University.”
Hollins Anticipates “the Beginning of a Return to Normal” in Fall 2021
“Our overall goal is to return as much as possible to the regular campus schedule and interactive community we knew at Hollins prior to the pandemic,” said President Mary Dana Hinton.
Hollins Appoints Laura A. McLary, Ph.D., as the University’s New Provost
McLary, who comes to Hollins from the University of Portland, will serve as the university’s chief academic officer. “Laura is a creative and proactive problem-solver who leads with compassion and courage,” stated President Mary Dana Hinton. “She will be a dynamic and gifted collaborator with a variety of constituencies across our campus.”
Hollins Makes Test-Optional Admission Policy Permanent
Standardized test scores such as the ACT and SAT will no longer be required when applying for admission. “Hollins strongly endorses a student-centered, holistic approach to admission,” said Ashley Browning, Hollins’ vice president for enrollment management.
Hollins, NACAC Affirm “Test-Optional Means Test-Optional”
Hollins is among the more than 400 college and university members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling that have signed on to the association’s letter confirming that students will not be penalized for the absence of a standardized test score for admission in Fall 2021.
Hollins Signs New Collective Statement Prioritizing Self-Care, Care for Others During the Pandemic
Hollins University is among the nation’s first colleges to sign a new collective statement – now endorsed by more than 350 admissions deans – that seeks to send clear messages about what college admissions deans value in students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Committed To “A Culture Of Care,” Hollins Announces Plans To Reopen This Fall
The university will start classes on August 31 and end in-person instruction on November 20, the Friday before Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, there will be one more week of remote instruction, followed by Reading Day and five days of virtual exams and projects. The last day of fall term will be December 10. The change in the calendar allows students to leave campus before Thanksgiving and not return until the university’s January Short Term begins.
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