Jolly manages LTU's accreditation, assessment, academic program planning, governmental compliance, faculty contracts and faculty evaluation. He serves as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Higher Learning Commission and teaches Business Law for the College of Business and Information Technology.
He also serves the City of Livonia as President of the City Council and is a licensed attorney. He previously served as Magistrate of the 16th District Court in Livonia, Michigan, on the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness District Committee, and as President of the Livonia Bar Association. He received a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.