Lorraine “Lori” L. Holland first discovered DePaul University when she was an administrative assistant at Harris Bank. She had grown restless in her job, and with the help of a tuition assistance program, she started to take evening classes in finance at DePaul. Before she knew it, her college transcript listed her as a sophomore, and she had a job in an investment firm. Thirty-six years after graduating cum laude from DePaul, she would become the chair of the university’s Board of Trustees.
Holland, a first-generation college graduate who believed strongly in the transformative power of higher education, died on Nov. 26 at the age of 63.
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