President Roellke

Presidential Meet and Greets

Join fellow alumni, parents and friends of Stetson University virtually for your region-specific event as we welcome the University's tenth President.

Presidential Meet and Greet: Washington D.C.

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 15, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Tara Hamilton, Executive Director of University Development Initiatives,  and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Dean Michèle Alexandre joined the University of Mississippi in 2008 as an associate professor, from the University of Memphis School of Law. Dean Alexandre is the first black valedictorian of Colgate University. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School. Her teaching and scholarly areas include constitutional law, international law, civil rights law, disability law, critical race theory, human rights, and gender. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Tara Hamilton focuses on developing relationships with alumni and friends to build affinity for the university and secure philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the leadership team, Tara also oversees a team of major gift officers ensuring they are successful in each of their roles. Full Bio

Presidential Meet and Greet: New York City

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Rina Tovar Arroyo, Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Rina Tovar Arroyo serves in a hybrid position within the division, focusing on parent and alumni engagement and philanthropy. It is her goal that parents will witness their students' growth and transformation through the Stetson experience, and will want to contribute through their time, talent and resources. Rina also strives to build authentic relationships with alumni so that she understands where their talents, passions and resources might connect within the university to have the greatest impact on the current student experience. Full Bio

Presidential Meet and Greet: Atlanta

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 22, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Tara Hamilton, Executive Director of University Development Initiatives, and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Dean Michèle Alexandre joined the University of Mississippi in 2008 as an associate professor, from the University of Memphis School of Law. Dean Alexandre is the first black valedictorian of Colgate University. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School. Her teaching and scholarly areas include constitutional law, international law, civil rights law, disability law, critical race theory, human rights, and gender. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Tara Hamilton focuses on developing relationships with alumni and friends to build affinity for the university and secure philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the leadership team, Tara also oversees a team of major gift officers ensuring they are successful in each of their roles. Full Bio

Presidential Meet and Greet: Florida

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 29, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Rina Tovar Arroyo, Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Tara Hamilton, Executive Director of University Development Initiatives, and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Dean Michèle Alexandre joined the University of Mississippi in 2008 as an associate professor, from the University of Memphis School of Law. Dean Alexandre is the first black valedictorian of Colgate University. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School. Her teaching and scholarly areas include constitutional law, international law, civil rights law, disability law, critical race theory, human rights, and gender. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Rina Tovar Arroyo serves in a hybrid position within the division, focusing on parent and alumni engagement and philanthropy. It is her goal that parents will witness their students' growth and transformation through the Stetson experience, and will want to contribute through their time, talent and resources. Rina also strives to build authentic relationships with alumni so that she understands where their talents, passions and resources might connect within the university to have the greatest impact on the current student experience. Full Bio

Tara Hamilton focuses on developing relationships with alumni and friends to build affinity for the university and secure philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the leadership team, Tara also oversees a team of major gift officers ensuring they are successful in each of their roles. Full Bio

Presidential Meet and Greet: Eastern Time Zone

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 6, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Michèle Alexandre, Dean of Stetson University College of Law, Rina Tovar Arroyo, Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Tara Hamilton, Executive Director of University Development Initiatives, and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Dean Michèle Alexandre joined the University of Mississippi in 2008 as an associate professor, from the University of Memphis School of Law. Dean Alexandre is the first black valedictorian of Colgate University. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School. Her teaching and scholarly areas include constitutional law, international law, civil rights law, disability law, critical race theory, human rights, and gender. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Rina Tovar Arroyo serves in a hybrid position within the division, focusing on parent and alumni engagement and philanthropy. It is her goal that parents will witness their students' growth and transformation through the Stetson experience, and will want to contribute through their time, talent and resources. Rina also strives to build authentic relationships with alumni so that she understands where their talents, passions and resources might connect within the university to have the greatest impact on the current student experience. Full Bio

Tara Hamilton focuses on developing relationships with alumni and friends to build affinity for the university and secure philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the leadership team, Tara also oversees a team of major gift officers ensuring they are successful in each of their roles. Full Bio

Presidential Meet and Greet: Central Time Zone

Date and Time: Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. - 7 p.m. CT)

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

Register for the Central Time Zone Meet and Greet

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Mike Casy, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Stetson Law, Rina Tovar Arroyo, Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Tara Hamilton, Executive Director of University Development Initiatives, and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Mike Casey specializes in engaging the Stetson Law community of alumni. He helps to establish and grow local alumni chapters around the State of Florida and the country. He is also responsible for planning many of the College of Law's signature events, including the Scholarship Dinner, the Hall of Fame Banquet, and the annual Alumni Holiday Open House. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Rina Tovar Arroyo serves in a hybrid position within the division, focusing on parent and alumni engagement and philanthropy. It is her goal that parents will witness their students' growth and transformation through the Stetson experience, and will want to contribute through their time, talent and resources. Rina also strives to build authentic relationships with alumni so that she understands where their talents, passions and resources might connect within the university to have the greatest impact on the current student experience. Full Bio

Tara Hamilton focuses on developing relationships with alumni and friends to build affinity for the university and secure philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the leadership team, Tara also oversees a team of major gift officers ensuring they are successful in each of their roles. Full Bio

Presidential Meet and Greet: Pacific and Mountain Time Zone

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 13, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET (5 p.m. - 6 p.m. PT/6 p.m. - 7 p.m. MT)

Description: Join us in giving a warm Hatter welcome to Dr. Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, who became Stetson’s 10th president on July 1, 2020! Learn more about Dr. Roellke, how he and Stetson are addressing the once-in-a-century challenge of a global pandemic, his thoughts and priorities for the 2020-21 academic year, and observations about opportunities that lie ahead. Submit some questions and comments in advance!

Register for the Pacific and Mountain Time Zone Meet and Greet 

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Speakers: Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, President, Mike Casey, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Stetson Law, Rina Tovar Arroyo, Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Tara Hamilton, Executive Director of University Development Initiatives, and Ranell Tinsley-Mason ‘00, Stetson University Alumni Board President

Speaker Bios:

Christopher Roellke earned his BA in American government from Wesleyan University, and his MS and PhD in the social and philosophical foundations of education from Cornell University. Prior to entering the doctoral program at Cornell, he was an award-winning secondary school history and social studies teacher in rural, suburban and urban settings. Full Bio

Mike Casey specializes in engaging the Stetson Law community of alumni. He helps to establish and grow local alumni chapters around the State of Florida and the country. He is also responsible for planning many of the College of Law's signature events, including the Scholarship Dinner, the Hall of Fame Banquet, and the annual Alumni Holiday Open House. Full Bio

Ranell Tinsley Mason is a Class of 2000 graduate from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management. During her time at Stetson she was actively involved in the dance team Synchronicity, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and worked in the President’s office as a student assistant. Ranell ​earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Florida Metropolitan University and is a Certified Paralegal. She is the Sr. Corporate Compliance Paralegal for Masonite International Corporation in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.

Rina Tovar Arroyo serves in a hybrid position within the division, focusing on parent and alumni engagement and philanthropy. It is her goal that parents will witness their students' growth and transformation through the Stetson experience, and will want to contribute through their time, talent and resources. Rina also strives to build authentic relationships with alumni so that she understands where their talents, passions and resources might connect within the university to have the greatest impact on the current student experience. Full Bio

Tara Hamilton focuses on developing relationships with alumni and friends to build affinity for the university and secure philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the leadership team, Tara also oversees a team of major gift officers ensuring they are successful in each of their roles. Full Bio