Welcome to the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I am honored to be the dean of the college and I have the privilege of working with an outstanding team of faculty and staff who are focused on providing an exceptional education and experience to our students.
UTC’s Rollins College of Business is dedicated to nurturing future business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers who want to have a positive impact on business and society. We do this by fostering an environment of collaboration, mutual respect and inclusivity where diversity is valued as essential to open debate and to the exchange of ideas.
The hallmark of the college has always been our outstanding faculty who are experts in their respective fields. They are committed to working closely with students to help guide their academic journeys and to prepare them for professional success. Our faculty deliver “real-world” learning that includes hands-on, experiential opportunities such as the SMILE Fund, our UVI Student Consultant program, internships with regional businesses, international business programs and more. Our faculty are also engaged in the business community and help business and industry solve complex problems ranging from the impact and economic benefits of high-speed fiber networks to predictive modeling to improve regional health related outcomes.
The college’s Joseph F. Decosiomo Success Center helps students stay on track for graduation with a professional advisor assigned to each student. Advisors prepare a unique plan for each student’s academic journey and formally review that plan with the student each semester. In addition to academic advising, our advisors are also attuned to and supportive of the overall well-being of our students. The Career Development professionals in the college provide workshops to teach skills such as resume writing and interview coaching. They also work closely with our community business partners to develop internship opportunities for students and full-time career opportunities after graduation.
Rollins College of Business provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs that properly prepare students with the knowledge, business skills and professional training for managerial, professional, or entrepreneurial opportunities. In addition, the college offers many student organizations for all majors to help students network with other students and business professionals.
From our innovative curriculum and experiential learning initiatives to our robust network of alumni and industry connections, we provide our students with a transformative education that prepares them for life and successful careers as business professionals or entrepreneurs.
I invite you to explore what the college has to offer. We are here to help you achieve your academic and professional goals and look forward to hearing from you.