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Fred Hicks ’79MSCJ ’80H was Rollins’ dean of men and dean of student affairs from 1964 to 1969 and went on to serve the College in a number of capacities in development and administration, and as a professor of history. He was appointed acting president of the College in 1978, between the presidencies of Jack Critchfield and Thaddeus Seymour. In 1979, he was elected president of Wesleyan College (Macon, GA) and served in that role until 1983, when he was named chancellor of Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC), where the main dining facility is named in his honor. Fred remained connected to Rollins through his service on the museum’s Board of Visitors. He also created The Fred W. Hicks Curatorial Fellowship which provides in-depth training for students interested in careers in the museum field.