Jarvis V. Hollingsworth was appointed to the UH System Board of Regents in 2009 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 31, 2015. For fiscal year 2013-2014, he will serve as chairman to the board of regents, ex officio member on each of the board's standing committees, board liaison for governmental relations, and as a member of the Executive and Compensation Committee.
Hollingsworth is a lawyer and a Partner in the Business and Regulatory Section of the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Houston. He is head of the Public Entities practice group and serves on the firm's Finance and Political Action committees. A native of Fayette, Alabama, Hollingsworth received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his Juris Doctorate from the UH Law Center.
Hollingsworth is former chairman of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and served on the boards of directors of the Texas Growth Fund, the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Advisory Board and the State Bar of Texas.
Hollingsworth has been repeatedly named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine, and Black Enterprise magazine has recognized him as one of the "75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street." He received the UH Black Alumni Association's 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award and the UH Law Alumni Association's 2006 Private Sector Achievement Award. He is a former director of the UH Alumni Association.
Prior to his legal career, Hollingsworth served as a captain on active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army, serving as a platoon leader, executive officer and aide-de-camp to a major general. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service.