Rollins Appoints Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Susan Singer has been named Rollins College’s new vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Rollins College today announced the appointment of Susan Singer as the College’s new vice president for academic affairs and provost. Singer will join the Rollins community August 1.

Singer currently directs the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF), leading a team of 50 with a budget of more than $300 million annually to catalyze transformation in undergraduate learning and success across the nation. With her leadership, 14 federal agencies are collaborating to increase their collective impact on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

“Dr. Singer’s experience at the National Science Foundation and her stellar career as a teacher, scholar, and scientist at one of the finest liberal arts colleges equip her to provide the kind of seasoned academic leadership we seek,” said Rollins College President Grant H. Cornwell. “Dr. Singer’s educational vision and values align completely with our own.”

Singer has also been a member of the Carleton College faculty since 1986, where her experience includes directing the Perlman Learning and Teaching Center and co-directing the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative. She earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Rollins community with its deep commitment to liberal learning with a forward looking, global vision,” said Singer. “I’m inspired by President Cornwell’s commitment to a collaborative approach engaging the entire community in situating Rollins to be a global liberal arts college.”

The vice president for academic affairs and provost administers the College’s educational program, makes faculty appointments, coordinates academic activities, oversees institutional and faculty research, facilitates budgetary and institutional planning, assures institutional effectiveness and assessment for improvement, and maintains academic standards.