Memphis’ Rhodes College appoints new president

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rhodes College has announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Collins as the Memphis school’s 21st president.

Photo from Rhodes College.

According to a news release on the appointment, Collins has served as dean of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Texas since 2014.

There she manages a $49 million annual budget and has raised more than $50 million for scholarships, staff and programming.

She has also increased the number of applications to the law school each year and vastly increased alumni engagement.

Previously Collins was a provost at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Collins is a graduate of Harvard Law School. She will assume her responsibilities next July.

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