Search Begins for New Chief Human Resources Officer

from the Office of the Vice Chancellor - Finance, Operations and Administration

Before the start of the 2018-19 academic year, we expect to hire a new Chief Human Resources Officer to implement HR’s strategic plan and ensure that we are prepared for the spring 2019 implementation of UC Path. 

Members of the campus community are encouraged to send comments about the qualifications the university should be looking for in candidates for this position.

Recruiting a career CHRO with responsibility for managing HR’s people, processes and programs across all of UC Davis is an important step towards realizing our strategic goals. The CHRO will report to the Vice Chancellor – Finance, Operations and Administration with a dotted-line report to the Vice Chancellor – Human Health Sciences.

  • Recruitment Advisory Committee
  • Karl Mohr, Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor and Chair
    Nick Eversole, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences
    Julie Fritz-Rubert, Assistant Dean, CA&ES
    Emily Galindo, Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, Student Housing and Dining
    Toby Marsh, Chief Nursing Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
    Zishan Mustafa, Executive Assistant Dean – Finance and Admin, UC Davis Health
    Jessica Potts, CAO, Department of Chemistry and Staff Assembly representative
    Kirsten Stevenson, Associate Campus Counsel

Moving Forward

Isaacson, Miller is leading a nationwide search for our new CHRO. Karl Mohr is chairing our Recruitment Advisory Committee, which reflects the diversity of stakeholders HR serves. Through the hiring process we will also engage HR staff, partners and other stakeholders. The RAC anticipates inviting finalist candidates to the campus in May to meet members of the constituencies they will serve, so their input may be considered in making a final decision.


Qualities Sought

HR’s mission is promoting excellence by delivering innovative HR programs that enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, embrace cultural competency, and support people to achieve their full potential. The individual we’re seeking must have the experience, acumen and focus on customer support needed to run a department that touches nearly every UC Davis employee. The incoming CHRO will build on HR’s new structure, which has positioned the organization and its employees to provide the leadership and support necessary to realize its mission.


Questions and Comments

Members of the campus community are encouraged to email chrosearch@ucdavis.edu with their comments about the qualifications the university should be looking for in candidates for this position.

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