Mercer Names Rollins Director of Graduate Recruiting
for Stetson School of Business and Economics

August 4, 2010

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

MACON/ATLANTA – Mercer University has named Jason Rollins director of graduate recruiting for the University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. Rollins previously served as marketing manager for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In his new position at Mercer, he will oversee recruiting efforts for a number of programs within the School.

“We are extremely pleased that Jason has accepted this new role,” said Dr. David Shields, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics. “Jason’s experience in community outreach and marketing will be invaluable in the development and growth of our graduate business programs.”

Among the programs for which Rollins will recruit are the flexible evening Master of Business Administration, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy, the combined Bachelor of Business Administration/MBA and the combined BBA/MAcc, as well as the MBA/MAcc joint degree and the one-year daytime MBA. Mercer’s graduate business courses are currently offered at campuses in Atlanta, Macon, Savannah and Henry County.

“My job is to continue to recruit high-quality students into Mercer’s nationally recognized graduate business programs,” Rollins said. “In this tough economic climate, a graduate degree can be a critical factor in career advancement. With the variety of programs that Mercer offers, we can meet the needs of even the busiest working professional. We’re excited to continue to expand our footprint across Georgia.” 

At Children’s, Rollins provided strategic and tactical planning and support to achieve system and specific service line goals through the development and execution of strategic marketing and public relations plans, community outreach, media relations, competitive analysis and professional development of staff. Prior to joining Children’s, Rollins served at Edelman, where he provided strategic public relations and crisis communications support for several consumer brands including: Atlantic Station, Char-Broil, Georgia-Pacific, HEAD, HoneyBaked Ham and Party City.

Rollins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an MBA in 2009 from the Stetson School of Business and Economics. 

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer
Established in 1984, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics offers bachelor’s, MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and Master of Accountancy degrees. The School holds accreditation from the prestigious AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered the hallmark of excellence among the nation’s top business schools and placing it among the top 25 percent of all business schools in the world. For 2010, the Princeton Review recognized the School as No. 3 for “Greatest Opportunity for Women” and one of its “Best 301 Business Schools.”

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.

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