The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has pledged $65 million to Emory University toward construction of a third Rollins School of Public Health building on the Emory campus. To be named the R. Randall Rollins Building, the new facility will be adjacent to the existing School of Public Health facilities, and groundbreaking is tentatively set for 2020.
“The Rollins family continues to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the health of global communities,” says Dr. Claire E. Sterk, president of Emory University. “This new investment is a gift for the future that will have world-wide reach. It will propel the faculty, staff and students of the Rollins School of Public Health to new levels of leadership and service for the greater good. We are truly grateful for the Rollins family’s partnership with Emory.”
The Rollins School of Public Health currently ranks 5th among all schools of public health in NIH research funding and is ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1990, Rollins has 1,164 students pursuing master’s degrees and 180 students pursuing doctorate degrees. The school also offers non-degree courses and 12 certificate programs across various disciplines.
The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation’s long history of support to Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health includes the construction of the Grace Crum Rollins and the Claudia Nance Rollins buildings, opened in 1994 and 2010 respectively. The buildings house six academic departments, over 20 centers and 200 faculty members. The new building will increase the number of classrooms and faculty offices and will include state-of-the-art conferencing and distance learning space.Friday Letter Submission