Gray was president of Hollins from 2005 – 2017, and will guide the University during the search for the school’s 13th president.
President Pareena Lawrence has decided to step down from her position to pursue her long-standing interest in international education and development.
Alex Trower ’86, chair of the Hollins University Board of Trustees, announced that the two works of art would “honor the wonderful work and deep commitment of our own Brook Dickson.” Dickson, who serves as executive assistant to the president and secretary for the Board of Trustees, is retiring from Hollins on June 30.
Hollins University has announced that Julie DeLoia, Ph.D. has been named dean of graduate studies at the university. Effective April 1, DeLoia will oversee established graduate programs and be responsible for developing new programs.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to combat frustration and confusion released an online help tool to assist borrowers who have questions about their eligibility, whether their employer qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and which required forms to submit.
Myra Sims is Hollins’ new director of athletics. She will officially assume full-time oversight of the athletic department’s day-to-day operations in mid-May.
Karen M. Cardozo, who has worked as a career counselor at Harvard University and at Williams College, as a dean of student and academic affairs at Mount Holyoke College, and as a faculty member on all campuses of the Five College Consortium of Western Massachusetts, has been named executive director of career development.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has presented Hollins a bronze award in its 2017 Circle of Excellence awards program.
Hollins has named Idella Goodson Glenn as Special Advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity. She will have oversight of and coordinate all inclusivity and diversity activities and programs at the university.
In recognition of Hollins University’s 175th anniversary this year, an anonymous donor has committed to give Hollins $5 million if the university can raise $10 million in new gifts and pledges by June 30, 2017.