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Kimberly Henderson

Director of the Department of Jobs and Family Services

Kimberly Henderson previously served as senior vice president of administration and general counsel at Columbus State Community College. Henderson joined Columbus State in 2012, and she provides executive guidance on College policy, administration and strategic initiatives. Her leadership portfolio includes supervision of the Legal Office, Human Resources Department, Equity and Compliance Office, Police Department, Facilities Management Division and the Shared Governance Office. She also serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees for the development and implementation of board policy.

Prior to joining Columbus State, Henderson served as deputy chief counsel for Attorney General Mike DeWine. Henderson has served as deputy chief counsel for the Ohio Department of Education and, early in her career, she practiced as a labor and employment attorney with the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease firm and the Littler Mendelson firm. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Columbus School for Girls and the YWCA of Columbus.

Henderson is the founder and president of the Olive Tree Foundation for Girls, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring, enrichment programs and scholarships for young women. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.