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, Regent Hollingsworth will serve as chairman to the Board of Regents, board liaison for Governmental Relations, ex officio member on all Standing Committees, and member of the Executive and Compensation Committee.
Jarvis is the former chairman of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and is a former director of the Texas Growth Fund, the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Advisory Board and the State Bar of Texas.
Jarvis has been repeatedly named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine, and Black Enterprise magazine recognized him in 2006 as one of the "75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street." He received the UH Black Alumni Association's 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award, the UH Law Alumni Association's 2006 Private Sector Achievement Award, and is a former director of the UH System Alumni Association.
Prior to his legal career, Jarvis was 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.
A native of Fayette, Alabama, Jarvis received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his Juris Doctorate from the UH Law Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of Infogroup, Inc., the leading provider of data driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions. He is a member of the United Way's Alexis de Tocqueville Society.