At a special meeting on June 9, 2014, the Board of Trustees of Rollins College appointed former Dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business Craig McAllaster to serve as acting president until a new president is selected. The normal cycle for a presidential search is a full academic year.
McAllaster, who recently retired as dean to return to the faculty, brings to the position 20 years’ experience at Rollins as an administrator and faculty member. He has served on a number of local corporate boards and has consulted on leadership with many corporations. He holds two master’s degrees and received his Ed.D. from Columbia University, where his dissertation won a national competitive research award. The Board of Trustees finds McAllaster to be a strong collaborator, communicator, and decision maker. He also has a solid understanding of the higher-education accreditation process from his service on more than 20 AACSB accreditation site visits.