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Steven E. Laymon, Ph.D., Named Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies

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

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

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 Names Laura A. McLary, Ph.D., as the University’s New Provost

Hollins Names 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.”

New University Chaplain Is Finding Creative Ways To Offer Religious And Spiritual Services During COVID-19

New University Chaplain Is Finding Creative Ways To Offer Religious And Spiritual Services During COVID-19

Catina Martin said that being a university chaplain has been “like a dream. I’m so grateful for life and to be here and to be a part of these students’ paths. I’ve learned so much already.”

Hollins Announces Plans for January Short Term and Spring Term 2021

Hollins Announces Plans for January Short Term and Spring Term 2021

“I am confident that our profound sense of community will sustain us,” said Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton. “I know we have the character and fortitude to persevere in the weeks and months to come.”

Moving “Carefully Onward,” Hollins Reopens for Fall Term

Moving “Carefully Onward,” Hollins Reopens for Fall Term

Continuing through August 29, Hollins is welcoming new and returning students back to campus under the theme “Carefully Onward” as part of the school’s comprehensive plan to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Hinton Updates the Campus Community on Fall Reopening Plans

President Hinton Updates the Campus Community on Fall Reopening Plans

“While we continue to move toward a more flexible reopening, the reopening plan continues to be dynamic and ever evolving in response to the pandemic. We fully believe in this community and what it can be if we unite in committing to a Culture of Care to look out for and protect one another.”

Committed To “A Culture Of Care,” Hollins Announces Plans To Reopen This Fall

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.

President-Elect Hinton Joins Higher Ed. Leaders, New York Times Magazine to Discuss College This Fall

President-Elect Hinton Joins Higher Ed. Leaders, New York Times Magazine to Discuss College This Fall

Hinton and five other panelists explore “the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic,” and address what campus life will look like; issues related to working on campus; and how they envision learning will occur.

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