UVA Appoints Kelley Stuck as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

UVA officials lauded Stuck’s experience in integrating multiple constituencies. At the University of Missouri, she worked with four campuses and a health system.

The University of Virginia announced today that Kelley Stuck has been appointed vice president and chief human resources officer. Stuck, currently interim vice president of human resources for the University of Missouri system, will assume the leadership position Sept. 6.

As UVA’s top human resources executive, Stuck will be responsible for creating innovative ways to engage all employees and will establish a culture, systems and training that will develop leaders and empower employees to solve problems. She will also create integrated talent acquisition plans in partnership with leaders in the Academic Division, Medical Center and University Physicians Group. In addition, Stuck will ensure that human resources technologies are aligned and consistent across the entire UVA enterprise.

“Kelley has a strong record of planning, integrating and implementing human resources services across a wide variety of stakeholders, doing so at the University of Missouri’s four campuses and health system,” UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “This experience will prove invaluable as she will be responsible for creating a high-performance, service-minded human resources strategy and culture that reaches across and connects the University of Virginia Academic Division, the Medical Center and the University Physicians Group.”

UVA enrolls more than 25,000 students. The Academic Division, Medical Center and University Physicians Group together employ more than 27,000 full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

Stuck will champion the University’s new Ufirst initiative, which seeks to create a customer-centric human resources function and to make the employee experience exceptional. Ufirst will enhance UVA’s human resources systems in types of services, quality and staffing among central human resources and schools and units. Ufirst takes a holistic, strategic view across UVA, including the entire Academic Division and Health System.

“As both a thought leader and advocate for leading human resources practices, Kelley has a demonstrated track record of leveraging the best facets of human capital while positively effecting change within a complex organization,” Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick D. Hogan said. “This experience will serve the University well as she works to infuse cutting-edge thinking to enhance productivity, innovation and employee engagement across the entire institution.”

Stuck said she is excited to become part of UVA and the larger Charlottesville community.

“I am honored to join UVA,” Stuck said. “A large part of UVA’s innovation comes from its employees. I very much look forward to engaging with all employees to help them reach their professional goals and perform at the highest levels, as well as collaborating with University leadership to implement strategies to attract high-caliber faculty and staff.”  

Allan C. Stam, dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the chair of the search committee, expressed his enthusiasm for Stuck’s selection.

“Kelley knows how to work effectively with various groups to integrate a consistent and responsive human resources system,” Stam said. “The search committee recommended her from a strong pool of candidates, and is thrilled that she will bring her expertise to the University.”

Hogan expressed his appreciation to the search committee for identifying candidates for the leadership post.

“I am grateful to Dean Stam and the other members of the search committee for their participation in this important process,” Hogan said. “We are delighted that Kelley will be joining the University and Charlottesville communities.”

Stuck graduated from Truman University in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Marketing Communications, and from the University of Central Michigan with a Master of Science in Administration with a Human Resources Concentration. She holds a Senior Professional Human Resources certification.

More information regarding Ufirst can be found online here.

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