Simona Rollinson

Simona Rollinson

Chief Information Officer
Cook County Government
Simona Rollinson is Chief Information Officer for Cook County. Simona Rollinson was named President of Follett Software in 2011. As a key member of Follett’s management team, Simona led change and drove technology innovation and new product development in the highly competitive education-focused software market. Under her tenure and direct oversight Follett dramatically expanded its software and service offerings, while at the same time significantly improving operating efficiency. An employee of the company since 1998, she also served as Vice President of Services and Operations, Director of Engineering, Director of Online and Data Services, and Software Developer. Rollinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology from Technical University-Sofia in Bulgaria; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL (SIU); a Master of Science in Computer Science, also from SIU; and has pursued her Ph.D. in Engineering from SIU. She is a graduate of the Chicago Management Institute at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010