Dr. Jaffus Hardrick is a visionary and transformational leader with twenty years of higher education experience in human resources, academic affairs, student services, diversity and community relations. In his dual roles Vice President of Human Resources and Vice Provost for Student Access & Success at Florida International University (FIU), he provides strategic and innovative leadership in the areas of policy development, shared governance, strategic direction, donor and community relations. He is also tasked with developing initiatives focused on the successful recruitment, retention, development and graduation of under-represented students from various ethnicities and economically disadvantaged backgrounds -particularly Black and Hispanic males- for the nation's seventh largest university. His engaging leadership has garnered Dr. Hardrick recognition by The South Florida Business Journal (2010 Excellence in Human Resources Award) and Legacy Magazine (South Florida's 50 Most powerful and influential black business leaders of 2012). He was a finalist for the ICABA 2013 Outstanding Academic Professional of the year
Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Hardrick worked at Baylor University as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant Provost. Dr. Hardrick earned his doctorate degree from Baylor University, his master's degree from Prairie View A&M University, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is also a graduate of the leadership programs at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of College University Business Officers, and Cornell University.
He enjoys spending quality time with his family, reading, motivational speaking, and playing sports. Dr. Hardrick is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.