OXFORD, Miss. – Denson Hollis has joined the University of Mississippi Office of Development as a development officer for the Ole Miss First and Ole Miss Women’s Council scholarship programs. Hollis is responsible for securing financial support for Ole Miss First and the Ole Miss Women’s Council, scholarship initiatives implemented to address the critical need for scholarships for deserving students while also providing mentorship and fostering leadership.
“Denson is a wonderful addition to our staff,” said Debbie Vaughn, assistant vice chancellor for university relations. “He is committed to the success of Ole Miss students and his work will make the university a better place for generations to come. Especially in these tough economic times it becomes even more important to ensure our students are provided every opportunity we can give them and Denson will help with that mission.”
Hollis, a Clarksdale native and Lee Academy graduate, received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Ole Miss in 2001 and his master’s degree in sports management from Georgia Southern University in 2004.
“Returning to Ole Miss has always been a dream and goal of mine,” Hollis said. “I care deeply for the University of Mississippi and have always felt a strong connection to it. I’m looking forward to reaching out and visiting with Ole Miss alumni and friends about charitable giving opportunities.”
Prior to returning to the Ole Miss family, Hollis was employed with Third Party Solutions in Nashville, Tenn., where he served as pharmacy development coordinator with primary responsibilities of marketing workers compensation programs with Wal-Mart pharmacies throughout a six-state region. Other prior positions include sales and marketing experience with Oncology Therapeutics Network and Yellow Book USA, both also based in Nashville.
Hollis also has additional work experience with the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C. He served as player services coordinator for the Family Circle Cup and operations assistant for the USTA-Davis Cup Semifinal.