Melissa Curry named interim Vice President for Human Resources
Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
I am pleased to announce that effective July 1 Melissa Curry will be serving as the interim Vice President for Human Resources. Melissa is a 23-year veteran at UF, most recently serving as assistant vice president for Human Resources, overseeing the areas of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding, Employment Operations and Records, Immigration Services, Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance, Classification and Compensation, Workforce Analytics, and the Office of Strategic Initiatives. As director of Recruitment and Staffing for 10 years prior to her current role, she led a number of UF system implementations, including the electronic personnel action form (ePAF), and the GatorStart online onboarding system. Melissa also led the recruitment efforts for UF’s Faculty 500 initiative and created the Strategic Talent Group, an internal executive search group created to assist with UF’s high-level and difficult-to-fill positions.
Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, obtained her master’s degree in educational leadership at UF and is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at UF. She is also a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SPHR-SCP).
We are fortunate to have Melissa’s experience and professionalism to help guide the HR function at this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her with HR-related questions or concerns as she transitions into this larger role.