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About Kimberly Hollingsworth


Newly appointed President, Kimberly Hollingsworth, an East St. Louis native began her 24th year in higher education this academic year. Ms. Hollingsworth started her career in education immediately following College – she began working as the Cook County Recruitment Coordinator for Eastern Illinois University, her alma mater, where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degree in Business and Education respectively. While attending EIU she was initiated into the nationally recognized service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After three years in the Coordinator role, Ms. Hollingsworth accepted the Assistant Director of Transfer Student Recruitment position at DePaul University. Ms. Hollingsworth automated and improved transfer services during her tenure at DePaul.  

Ms. Hollingsworth decided to follow her passion of serving underrepresented student populations and in 1999 accepted the position of Director of the Transfer Center at Harold Washington College. At Harold Washington College, she ran the center and managed the Special Populations and Higher Education Cooperative Act Grants and taught as an adjunct Business faculty. Ms. Hollingsworth spent 5 years at Harold Washington College before being asked to take on the role of Assistant Dean of Student Services at Richard J. Daley College. Ms. Hollingsworth spent three years at Daley College leading the Advising and Student Development team before assuming the role of Dean of Continuing Education (CE) at Malcolm X College. Ms. Hollingsworth served Malcolm X College in a number of capacities over her eleven-year tenure. While serving in the capacity of Dean of CE, she was asked to step in as the Dean of Students to get the College through their Higher Learning Commission site visit. After 5 years as Dean of Students, where under her leadership, the College experienced tremendous enrollment growth, Ms. Hollingsworth was promoted to Dean of Instruction and served in that capacity for three years before being appointed to the positon of Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Ms. Hollingsworth served as the Vice President, leading over 126 full time faculty and managing the largest academic Department within the College, until her most recent appointment as President at Olive-Harvey College.  

Ms. Hollingsworth welcomes the charge of leading Olive-Harvey College, on the city’s far South Side. Olive-Harvey College serves thousands of students annually in their pursuit of a certificate, degree, high school equivalency, or to learn English as a second language. A major priority during the 2019 academic year for Ms. Hollingsworth will be completing the current construction of a 103,000 square foot transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) center; TDL is one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. Additionally, Ms. Hollingsworth will lead her team as they prepare for their 2020 HLC Reaffirmation visit. Ms. Hollingsworth has participated in and helped lead 2 HLC reaffirmation visits, has successfully written grant proposals totaling over $10MM, has developed strong and sustainable shared governance models while at the City Colleges of Chicago, and is known for her experience in strategic planning and strategic enrollment management. On a personal note, Ms. Hollingsworth enjoys reading, working out and most importantly, raising her 17-year old son, Kendall who is a Senior at Brother Rice High School.     

Office of the President
​​Maria Piotrowski​​​​​
Executive Office Manager 
Office: 773-291-6313 
Fax: 773-291-6226 

President's Cabinet                                  

  • Stephanie DeCicco -                 

    • Dean of Instruction                      

  • Michelle Adams -                      

    • Dean of Students                       

  • Richard                     

    • Executive Director of Business Operations                      

  • Latasha Larry -                       

    • Director of Human Resources                      

  • Jason Campbell -                   

    • Director of Information Technology                       

  • Richard Hayes -                       

    • Director of Financial Aid

  • LaTonya Armstrong -                    

    • Dean of College to Careers         

  • Lautauscha Davis -              

    • Dean of Adult Education

  • Amanda Gettes -

    • Director of Strategic Initiatives