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 is our president – read her full bio here.
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. Robert M. Gates
RiceHadleyGates LLC, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA and University President
Holdsworth Board Chair
Robert Gates served as the 22nd Secretary of Defense (2006-2011). He is the only Secretary of Defense in U.S. history to be asked to remain in office by a newly elected President. Dr. Gates served eight U.S. presidents in total across both parties. He has led a distinguished career of service and institutional reform both in and out of government.Read full bio