An alumni of the UH Law Center and member of the UH System Board since 2009, Hollingsworth was elected by the panel to serve as its leader, according to an announcement issued Aug. 19.
What will change when he takes the helm? “We’re going to continue to pursue the number one goal of the university: student success,” Hollingsworth says.
Specifically, he says the school will try to improve its graduation rates and continue $1 billion worth of campus construction already underway. This will ultimately rank the UH as the second most residential institution of higher learning in the state, behind only Texas A&M University in College Station.
Hollingsworth says despite his expanded duties on the UH System Board, his day job at the law firm will remain unchanged.
“I will continue as a full equity partner,” he says.
-- Miriam Rozen