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Recent changes on the Board of Trustees

New and emeritus members

New members of the Board of Trustees include Tracy Roberts Frist M.A. ’03, M.F.A. ’14 and Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97. William “Bill” Johnston, who served on the board for nine years, has been named a trustee emeritus, joining a select group of individuals who have served Hollins with distinction.

Tracy Roberts Frist M.A. ’03, M.F.A. ’14
Franklin, Tennessee

photo of Tracy Roberts FristFrist is the founder, owner, and operator of Sinking Creek Land and Cattle, LLC, a primarily woman-run agricultural operation in Southwest Virginia. At Sinking Creek, Tracy promotes human-animal therapy, literacy programs, federal and state conservation and environmental programs, and multi-university internships.

An award-winning writer, Frist holds master’s degrees in creative and in analytical writing from Hollins. She has been active in social and economic development in Haiti, Cuba, China, and Ireland, working through the global board of the Nature Conservancy, Nashville Health Care Council, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. She serves on the boards of Centerstone Tennessee, a nonprofit organization that provides community mental health and substance abuse treatment and support across multiple states, and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County.


Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97
Ridgeland, Mississippi

Photo of Tiffany Marshall GravesGraves graduated with honors from Hollins with a B.A. in Spanish and political science. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006. As a law student, she was honored with the Powell Fellowship in Legal Services, which allowed her to pursue her commitment to assisting disadvantaged populations by working at the Mississippi Center for Justice. She is currently pro bono counsel at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, where she oversees the development and administration of the firm’s pro bono programs.

Graves is the immediate past president of the Capital Area Bar Association, a member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners, a member of the Community Advisory Board of The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and a member of the Board of Visitors of Millsaps College. In 2016, Attorney General Jim Hood appointed her to the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women.


Photo of Bill JohnstonBill Johnston









Rooms with a view

Ground broken on new student village

Photo of student village constructionConstruction began in March on the new student apartment village, located on the road formerly known as Faculty Avenue. Under construction are the first four of 10 apartment village buildings, with the expectation that students will be able to move in at the beginning of fall semester.

The cost of the entire project is $10 million, and with four houses now funded, we continue to seek contributions for the remainder of the project. If you wish to make a commitment of a naming opportunity in the village, these opportunities are available:

Name a building: $500,000

Name an apartment: $200,000

Name a common room: $100,000

Name a kitchen: $  50,000

Name a porch: $  35,000

Name a bedroom: $  25,000

For more information, please contact Suzy Mink, vice president for external relations, at or (202) 309-1750.

For details about the student village and to follow the construction progress:


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