Rolyn Rollins

Program Coordinator for Student Initiatives

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After receiving her BA in Elementary Education and Spanish from Furman University in 1997, Rolyn worked for several years at various schools in Greenville, SC, before returning to Furman in 2011. Through her role with the Cothran Center, she quickly discovered a passion for working with college students and helping them discern what brings meaning and purpose to their lives. She feels called to provide a space on campus where students feel seen, heard, and valued.

Rolyn received her Master’s degree in Social Work through the University of South Carolina. In addition, she is a certified Enneagram teacher through The Narrative Enneagram’s professional training program. She believes that the Enneagram is a wonderful tool for developing compassion for self and others.

Rolyn is married to Matt '97 and they have three children. Some of her hobbies include traveling, reading, journaling, and spending time with her family.

Honors and Awards

  • Chiles-Harrill Award, 2019, presented annually to one member of the faculty or staff chosen by graduating seniors as having the greatest influence on the class. Recipients of the award become honorary members of the class.
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year, 2021, recognizing the Student Organization Advisor who has committed exceptional time and energy to supporting the efforts of a campus student organization.


  • B.A., Furman University
  • M.S.W., University of South Carolina