On December 1, 2008, Kimberley Rolle was appointed the Director of Athletics at The University of The Bahamas. She became only the second person, and the first Bahamian and female to hold this position. As the Director of Athletics, Kimberley has direct responsibility for all matters relative to the development and management of the University’s varsity teams.
Kimberley obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1995 from Henderson State University and a Master of Science degree in Sports Studies from Miami University (Ohio) in 2007.
Kimberley is a sports enthusiast having started her basketball career at S.C. McPherson having had success winning numerous high school titles and Fr. Marcian Peters tournaments. Her career continued onto Henderson State University in 1991 as a four-year letterman and she was later inducted into Henderson State University’s Hall of Fame in 2007. She was a founding member of the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association (2003) and NPWBA President (2005-06)
In 2013, she was honored by the Bahamas Olympic Committee as one of the 40 most influential women in sports.
Kimberley also represented The Bahamas as a member of the women’s national team from 1992-2005. During that span, she was a part of teams that won three CARICOM titles: Barbados in 1992; Belize in 1998 and Guyana in 2001. The highlight of those gold medal performances was in Belize in 1998 when an eight-member team travelled to the CARICOM games, won gold and she was named MVP.
She is civic minded serving as a member of the local graduate chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and as the advisor to the undergraduate chapter at the University of The Bahamas. She is an ardent member of St. Ambrose Anglican Church where she and her husband serve as co-chair of the Marriage Ministry.
She is married to Bacchus Rolle and they have two sons, Dionysius and Derryus.