Be of service, believe in people and drive for excellence and equity.
We believe all students regardless of background deserve access to high-quality educational opportunities. We will always set the bar high for the quality of learning we deliver. And most importantly, we will never stop learning ourselves.
Dr. Lindsay Whorton
President of The Holdsworth Center
Dr. Lindsay Whorton is proud to be a founding member of The Holdsworth Center. As its leader, she is dedicated to living the center’s values to be of service, believe in people and drive for excellence and equity.Read full bio
Dr. Pauline Dow
Dr. Pauline Dow brings more than three decades of experience in public schools, a deep expertise in bilingual education and a passion for serving students and educators of all backgrounds to her role at Holdsworth.Read full bio
A diverse board means fresh perspectives. Holdsworth is guided by leaders who have held high office and earned deep respect within their fields, including government, business, the non-profit sector and higher education. They are committed to our mission and help steer us in the right direction.
Dr. Ruth Simmons
Holdsworth Board Chair
Prairie View A&M University
Ruth J. Simmons is the President of Prairie View A&M University and former President of Brown University from 2001-2012. Under her leadership, Brown made significant strides in improving its standing as one of the world’s finest research universities.Read full bio
Dr. Robert M. Gates
RiceHadleyGates LLC, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA and University President