Deidra Harris-Lumpkins has been appointed associate vice chancellor for human resources and university affirmative action officer. Harris-Lumpkins begins her duties Jan. 30, 2023, succeeding Gary Stinnett, who will retire after 26 years of service to the institution.
Harris-Lumpkins will be responsible for overseeing recruitment and employment, position classification and salary administration, employee relations, professional learning and development, benefits administration, human resources information systems and on-campus student employment. She will report directly to Rich Amon, vice chancellor of business affairs.
“We are excited to welcome Deidra Harris-Lumpkins to the University,” said Amon. “Her extensive experience in the field of human resources will be a great asset to our employees, the Division of Business Affairs and our University.”
Harris-Lumpkins joins the University from Davidson College, where she served as associate director for HR operations and was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the high-volume HR Department. Along with supervising staff and ensuring accurate up-to-date process documentation, Harris-Lumpkins implemented process improvements throughout the department and partnered with deans, directors and department heads on policy issues, pandemic staffing and retention challenges.
Harris-Lumpkins also served as managing director of human resources for Mountain Air Cargo Inc., was a consultant for D.E.N.T. HR and Business Consulting LLC, and served as director of human resources at Charlotte School of Law.
“It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I look forward to starting my journey and career at UNC Charlotte,” said Harris-Lumpkins. “The mission of the University perfectly aligns with my own values, and I look forward to building collaborative relationships and community across campus. Together, we will continue to build upon a strong history of success, and I look forward to working with each of you in support of our strategic objectives.”
Harris-Lumpkins holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University New Orleans. A Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional, she completed the professional in human resources credential from the Human Resource Certification Institute and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Villanova University.