No record breaking enrollment and proud of it is Rollins' story as it opens its 73rd academic year this fall. President Hugh McKean states that the only record the college wants to establish is to continue to turn out the best educated liberal arts graduates available anywhere.
Located on a 31-acre campus on Lake Virginia, in Winter Park, Florida, this coeducational college is prepared to house, feed and help educate over 600 students. The attitude toward education at Rollins is that teaching can best be accomplished by challenging the student to take part in formal and informal discussions. "Only where classes are kept small can there be free interplay between the curiosity of the student and the understanding of the professor," according to Dr. Schiller Scroggs, new Dean of the College. The small class assures every student the full opportunity to participate every day in the learning adventure.
President McKean often states that the only way this Conference Plan can succeed is to have good students and good professors. A weak professor or student would fail to gain or give a good education under this historic system.
Two newly completed buildings are being used for the first time this fall, a 136 unit women's dormitory and a dining hall. Last year a new men's dormitory, the Rex Beach Hall, was added to the campus. Other buildings have been remodeled to, provide better classrooms plus