Dean, Hamilton Holt School

Dean, Hamilton Holt School

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

Rollins College seeks a Dean for the Hamilton Holt School. The Hamilton Holt School is one of three academic units within the College and operates alongside the College of Liberal Arts (“CLA”). It serves approximately 1,000 traditional age and adult students seeking access to quality undergraduate and graduate programs within a personalized adult-learning environment. The Dean will join Holt at a critical juncture in its history; a time when the School is ready to define its purpose, enhance its offerings, and deliver on a value proposition that is unique in the central Florida area.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest post-secondary institution and has been an independent, nonsectarian, and coeducational comprehensive liberal arts college since its inception. Enrolling approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduate and 500 graduate students, Rollins strives to educate its students for global citizenship and responsible leadership through small class sizes, student-faculty research collaborations, integrating service-learning into the fabric of the Rollins experience, and hosting some of the world’s most preeminent thought-leaders for campus discussions and dialogue.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean is responsible for the management and oversight of undergraduate and graduate program offerings within the Hamilton Holt School. This leader will ensure that the educational programs and curriculum are nimble as to stay relevant and responsive to the ever-changing needs of students and employers. S/he will work closely with colleagues across the School and Rollins College, and will also serve as the face of the Holt School to the external community. S/he will work collaboratively with Enrollment and Marketing to assist in defining and strategically marketing the one of a kind experience a Holt education provides.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of progressive experience and demonstrated success in adult education and have a strong sense of the overarching challenges and opportunities facing continuing education as one of the fastest growing segments in higher education. S/he should have extensive knowledge of the adult learner’s motivations for continuing education and be able to parlay that knowledge in a way that helps support enrollment efforts. The Dean should have deep experience in setting a strategic agenda and working with faculty and staff to launch new initiatives. S/he should have a strong commitment to supporting faculty and staff while placing a high value on professional development. S/he should be an excellent communicator and partner internally with administrators and various departments across campus, as well as externally with the surrounding community and state and national groups. Above all, the Dean must be highly student-centered, embody a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, possess an appreciation for liberal arts education, and be supportive of the values and traditions of Rollins College.

Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications should be directed in confidence to:

Jackie Mildner, Principal

Randi Alberry, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Rollins College is an equal opportunity educational institution.