Jarvis V. Hollingsworth was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2009 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 31, 2015. For fiscal year 2012-2013, he will serve as vice chair to the Board of Regents, chair of the Finance and Administration Committee, vice chair of the Endowment Management Committee, member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, as well as a member of the Executive and Compensation Committee. Hollingsworth is a Partner in the Houston, Texas office of the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
Hollingsworth was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine and is also a former member of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. He is former chairman of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a $100 Billion-plus pension and retirement system, and also served on the board of directors of the Texas Growth Fund, a private equity fund focused on investing in Texas-based companies. He is also a former director of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Advisory Board.
Black Enterprise magazine recognized Mr. Hollingsworth in its October 2006 edition as one of the 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street. He is a member of NASP New York's Wall Street Hall of Fame, and has also received honors from the State Bar of Texas, The Texas Lawyer, the Houston Bar Association, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and the NAACP. He is a 2007 recipient of the University of Houston Black Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award and the 2006 recipient of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association's Private Sector Achievement Award. Hollingsworth is also a former director of the University of Houston System Alumni Organization.
Prior to his legal career, Hollingsworth served for several years as a Captain on active and reserve duty in the United States Army, serving as a platoon leader, executive officer and as an Aide-de-Camp to a Major General. Among other military decorations, Hollingsworth was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service. A native of Fayette, Alabama, Hollingsworth received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. He serves as a director of Infogroup, Inc., a leading provider of interactive data-driven information products and services, and Zaff, LLC, an independent private equity firm specializing in distressed and opportunistic investing in emerging markets real assets. He is a member of the United Way's Alexis de Tocqueville Society.