Rollins Center for eBusiness

The Rollins Center for eBusiness was named for its generous donors, Kevin and Debra Rollins. It was officially formed in April of 2000 under J. Owen Cherrington (2000-05), who was succeeded by Stephen W. Liddle (2005-2009). It later was combined with the Center for Entrepreneurship to form the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Variant Names

Marriott School of Management. Rollins Center for eBusiness

Brigham Young University. Center for eBusiness


Established: 2000

Abolished: 2009

Location: Provo, Utah (2000-2009)


The Kevin and Debra Rollins Center for eBusiness was established in April 2000 to promote the advancement of e-business in teaching, research, and innovation by fostering mutually-beneficial relationships between students, faculty, and industry professionals.

The mission of the Rollins Center stated, "We believe that e-business—the use of networked information technology to exchange business information and conduct transactions in electronic form—is vital to our future and that it affects the very fabric of our social and business structures. As we promote, research, and teach e-business principles, we hope to address problems with high business value, creating solutions that will bless the lives of many." The mission statement also included these three aims: "(1) prepare students to be business leaders in a networked and digitized world, (2) facilitate faculty research that advances online business innovations, (3) promote synergistic activities that connect students and faculty with leaders in online business."

Assets and Administrative Structure

The eBusiness Center became an approved center attached to the Marriott School of Management, with close ties to its Information Systems Group. However, the center had a mandate from BYU’s board of trustees to extend far beyond BYU and its various campuses.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Marriott School of Management (2000-2009)

Later unit: Marriott School of Management. Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (2009)

Associated Archival Materials

Records, 1985-2002 (UA 1316 box 52)

Center for Entrepreneurship Internship Orientation (HBLL Learning Resource Center Desk/ VC 6649)


Brigham Young University Web page "Kevin and Debra Rollins Center for eBusiness", March 1, 2011

Web page "New Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Created", February 25, 2009.

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00048

Creator: UPB