Justine Hollingshead has over twenty-five years of success working as an administrator in higher education on various college campuses across the country, in addition to the business sector as well. She offers particular expertise in event planning, emergency preparedness, and crisis response, training, leadership, supervision, diversity education, and administration. Justine earned her Bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University in Communication, her Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and has completed a ten-week comprehensive business training program with the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in North Carolina.
Schools around the country and business organizations routinely use Justine as a facilitator for various training and educational sessions. In her current role, she serves as the Chief of Staff for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at NC State. This includes oversight of units responsible for student organizations, leadership, and civic engagement. Justine also assists with communication efforts, strategic planning, emergency preparedness, and event planning. Justine has been a part of an implementation team at NC State to operationalize collective efforts in addressing planning, logistics, and response to crisis situations.
Justine is a certified Small Unmanned Aircraft System (drone) pilot with the Federal Aviation Administration and the state of North Carolina. She has been flying various drones for almost two years. Ms. Hollingshead is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician in the state of North Carolina and has done medical service work in Haiti, was deployed to Mississippi area after Hurricane Katrina, and to eastern NC after Hurricane Floyd. Justine has been an active volunteer with Cary Area EMS for over 20 years as a Captain and Coordinator of Special Events for the agency along with serving as a field supervisor for the Rex Hospital Emergency Response Team.