A native of New Jersey, Dr. Tina Holland began serving as president of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, formerly Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in April of 2014. She joined Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University from Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana, where she served as the Executive Vice President and Provost. She also held the roles of Vice President for Student Affairs, mathematics professor, and the Director of the Conditional Acceptance Program.
Dr. Holland earned her doctorate degree in higher education from Indiana State University and received her master’s degree in international relations from the University of San Diego. Before attending graduate school she graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Dr. Holland and her husband, Peter, joined the Baton Rouge community from northern Indiana, where they raised their four children.
As president of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Dr. Holland’s objectives include broadening degree offerings, enhancing the University’s physical presence, and achieving greater public awareness of the University’s unique educational ministry as the only Franciscan university in the Gulf South region. Under Dr. Holland’s leadership, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University continues to respond to the need for competent, ethical professionals to lead and serve in Louisiana and beyond.
Dr. Holland serves on the Baton Rouge Health District Leadership Team and as the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University representative with the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and the local chapter of Legatus. She serves on the Board of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Board of Regents of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. Dr. Holland is a devout follower of major league baseball and an active member of the Society of American Baseball Research.