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Staff Spotlight: Kimberly Holley

Kimberly Holley is the associate director of recruitment and admissions and has been with the Poole College of Management for the past three years. Holley graduated from Simmons University with a master of communications management and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Holley’s core responsibility within Poole College is to recruit and attract top talent for the Jenkins MBA Program. One of her biggest accomplishments during her time at NC State is launching the NC State Employee Lunch and Learn presentations on the MBA program offering the faculty and staff opportunities to learn more about the advantages of an MBA and how to utilized their benefits to achieve a graduate degree.

Work at Poole College

Why did you decide to join Poole College?

I wanted the opportunity to work with an emerging and innovative MBA program having an impact on lives and providing opportunities to those looking to take their careers to the next level.

What is the most common question you receive at work?

“What are we looking for in an ideal student?” A humble, scrappy candidate looking to work hard and change their life.

What advice would you give a staff member who has recently joined Poole College?

To get out there and meet the people of Poole. You’ll be surprised by the well of knowledge many of the faculty and staff can offer to you.

Professional Accomplishments

What project that you completed at Poole you are most proud of? 

Other than the Lunch and Learn presentations, I am most proud of launching the Jenkins MBA 2+2 Program, which is a deferred admission program for recent undergraduate students that allows them to secure a spot within the program two years prior to beginning full-time MBA classes.

Life Outside of Poole College

When you are not at Poole College, what do you enjoy doing for fun? 

I participate in community service with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.

What do you consider as your greatest accomplishment outside of work?

Being a supportive and resilient military spouse.

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