Melissa Curry named assistant vice president for UF Human Resources

UF Human Resources recently announced that Melissa Curry would assume a new role as assistant vice president for Human Resources, overseeing the areas of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding, Employment Operations and Records, Immigration Services, and Classification and Compensation. Prior to her new role, Curry served as the UFHR director of Recruitment and Staffing for 10 years.

As director of Recruitment and Staffing, Curry led a number of system implementations, including ePAF, UF’s electronic personnel action form; GatorStart, UF’s online onboarding system; and Interfolio, an applicant tracking system designed to enhance the faculty experience. Curry also led the recruitment efforts for the Faculty 500 initiative and launched the Strategic Talent Group, an internal executive search group created to assist with UF’s high-level and difficult-to-fill positions.

Curry and her team have won many awards for innovation over the years, including the 2012 and 2014 National CUPA-HR Innovation Awards and 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014 Prudential Productivity Awards.

In her new role, Curry will work with HR departments and UF units to identify, hire and retain the best talent, provide streamlined and efficient employment operations and assist with the implementation of UFHR’s Strategic Commitment.

Curry earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration at UF. She is also a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SPHR-SCP).