In Memoriam

Robert L. Rollins (1929-2011)

Robert L. Rollins, who served as special assistant to the president, associate vice president for academic affairs, and assistant to the provost at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, died last month at his home. He was 81 years old.

Rollins attended high school in West Palm Beach, Florida, and was recruited to play football at Florida A&M. In 1952 he was a distinguished military graduate of the university and went on to serve in the U.S. Army for 20 years. During his tenure in the army, Rollins served in combat during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.