UNCW Names Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rosalynn Martin has been named UNCW Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, the university announced today.

Currently the director of human resources at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, she will arrive on campus in February to begin her official duties.

The UNCW Office of Human Resources oversees organizational development, employment services, position management, salary and benefits administration, staff development and employee relations for all SPA and EPA employees.

In her role as associate vice chancellor for human resources, Martin will serve under the direction of Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Rick Whitfield and work closely with members of the executive cabinet to develop and execute comprehensive strategic plans relating to human resources programs, practices and systems. Additionally, she will serve as a member of the VCBA’s senior management team as well as campus and UNC system-wide committees.

“Rosalynn is a great addition to our senior management team in Business Affairs and the university community,” said Whitfield.  “She is an accomplished human resources professional, and her recruitment represents accomplishing another milestone in our strategy to build the next generation Business Affairs team at UNCW.  I appreciate the diligent work of the search committee, chaired by Associate Vice Chancellor Bob Fraser, and the members from across the university who served.”

As UNCW’s chief human resources officer, Martin will guide the development of campus-wide talent management strategies by establishing a framework to actively recruit, develop, and retain a diverse and talented work force; develop policies and practices that champion diversity and create a safe and inclusive work culture. “I’m excited about this opportunity and look forward to applying my skills and experiences to guide the development of talent management strategies,” she said.

Martin earned an Ed.D. from the University of Memphis, an MBA from Jackson State University and a bachelor’s degree from Alcorn State University. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a senior human resources officer in academia, corporate and municipal environments. Prior to her current post at JSU, Martin served in leadership roles at Comcast Corporation, Crichton College (now Victory University) and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion, benefits and compensation, fiscal management, employment law, faculty/staff immigration and talent management, among others. 

A graduate of the Harvard Executive Education Program and the Junior League of Birmingham Leadership Institute, she holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and is a member of the College and University Professional Association (CUPA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).