Dennis Hollingsworth receives Certificate in Public Administration from University of Missouri-St. Louis


St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis Hollingsworth recently received the Chancellor’s Certificate in Public Administration: Finance Master V, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).

Hollingsworth had to attend at least 301 hours of public administration training through UMSL's Public Policy Administration program to qualify for the certification. The St. Johns County tax collector received the award at a National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers meeting July 20 in Columbus, Ohio.

“UMSL's Chancellor's Certificate program allows county finance professionals to broaden their knowledge and learn the latest trends in their field, which will help them administer the duties of their office more effectively,” said Dr. Deborah Balser, associate professor and director of the Public Policy Administration program at UMSL. “Dennis Hollingsworth's completion of the program demonstrates a commitment to public service.”

The education program included a peer-to-peer session, education sessions on cybersecurity and employee training. For more information on UMSL's Public Policy Administration program, visit