Kent Rollins Named President of UMC Foundation
University Medical Center has established a fund-raising foundation and selected Kent D. Rollins, former president of the Arizona Alumni Association and director of alumni at the University of Arizona, to serve as the UMC Foundation's first president.
"UMC needs significant resources to remain at the forefront of medicine for our patients, our students and our researchers," said Greg Pivirotto, president of University Medical Center.
"We can no longer rely on the federal government or insurance companies to support our enormous education and research efforts as a major academic health center. We're delighted to have Kent Rollins help us create an endowment to support and enhance the vision, mission and values of UMC for many years to come," he said.
Rollins, who headed the UA's alumni association for 20 years, will assume his new position on July 9.
Rollins has been an active presence in the university and Tucson community for many years. He is a member of the TUSD 4th Board of Directors; a trustee of the John and Helen Murphey Foundation; the grants committee for the Wells Fargo Teacher Partner Grant Program; and a board member of the UA Letterman's Association. He has served as chairman of the board of Lifeskills Inc.; as president of the Tucson Parks Foundation; as director of the University of Arizona Foundation; and as a director of the Metropolitan YMCA.
University Medical Center was created in 1971 as a private, non-profit hospital dedicated to patient care, education and research. It is the primary teaching hospital of the UA colleges of medicine, pharmacy and nursing.
An electronic photograph of Kent Rollins is available by calling the Arizona Health Sciences Center Office of Public Affairs, 626-7301.
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