Kent Rollins ‘78 Inducted Into the UA Order of Omega Greek Hall of Fame

This year at the Order of Omega Awards Dinner Kent Rollins was inducted into the UA Order of Omega Greek Hall of Fame and the chapter won the following awards: 

• Standards of Excellence Score - Excellent
• Outstanding Health & Wellness
• Health Advocate of the Year - Ben Sweetman

Kent Rollins completed his undergraduate degree at SUNY Oswego (formerly called SUNY College at Oswego). While a student, he was a member of Delta Kappa Kappa local fraternity. After Kent graduated in 1967, Delta Chi recognized the local chapter with a national charter. Following his service in the U.S. Army, Kent enrolled in the University of Arizona’s master’s program in educational administration (current degree program - master of education in educational leadership) and began working for the Dean of Students Office. In 1975, Kent became the first dean responsible for the university's fraternities, sororities, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Greek Judicial Council, Greek Week, and Greek Presidents' Club. Kent's previous ties to Delta Kappa Kappa and bonds of friendships created on campus led to his initiation into the Arizona Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity.

After nine years in the Dean of Students Office, Kent became president and CEO of the University of Arizona Alumni Association, where he served for nearly 20 years before retiring in 2001. That same year, Kent became the first president and CEO of University Medical Center Foundation, a not-for-profit subsidiary of University Medical Center Corporation providing hospital and clinic facilities for the university's colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Kent retired from UMC in 2013. Kent was elected president of the Council of Alumni Association Executives in 1996. The council, based in Washington, D.C., is committed to providing high-value professional development and personal leadership growth opportunities to chief alumni officers in a uniquely collegial manner for the benefit of member institutions and their alumni.

He served as co-chair of the university's Greek Life Centennial Celebration in 2015 and played a pivotal role in the construction of the Geraldo Rivera Greek Heritage Park, which showcases the university's Greek life system's history. Beyond the university, Kent made impactful contributions as an advisor to various Greek life organizations and at regional and national fraternity conferences.

Kent continues to give back, sponsoring scholarships and endowments, including the Amy Elizabeth Rollins Endowed Scholarship and the Kent D. Rollins Bobcat Endowment, exemplifying his lifelong commitment to education and fraternity brotherhood.