Sister Kathleen Holland


A native of Scales Mound, Illinois, Sister Kathy entered the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, in 1978. With degrees in early childhood education and educational counseling, she previously ministered as teacher and director of Mount St. Clare Preschool; counselor at parochial schools in Chino, California, and Clinton, Iowa; and residential counselor at Girls Hope, Kirkwood, Missouri.


Before being elected to the Leadership Team in 2016, she served for twenty-two years in various teaching and administrative positions at Mount St. Clare College and its successors ending with Ashford University. During her tenure on the Leadership Team, Sister Kathy continues to represent the Sisters on local boards, serves on various committees, and volunteers her time regularly in the Clinton community.