Welcome to the Division of Human Resources. We thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our division and FIU. Comprised of outstanding professionals dedicated to providing quality customer service, DHR is committed to helping fulfill the university’s mission and vision as well as continuously making FIU an employer of choice. Our focus is to be a strategically high impact division by building collaborative and inclusive partnerships in all areas of the university. We accomplish this goal by embracing our mission statement:
“Provide outstanding customer service and quality leadership to the university community as well as to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.”
FIU is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow. We seek talented individuals who aspire to excellence and are passionate about their work. If you desire to be part of a dynamic and progressive organization, then FIU is the place for you. To learn more about exciting career opportunities, please visit careers.fiu.edu to view available staff, administrative, and faculty positions.
The Division of Human Resources looks forward to being of great service to you!
Jaffus Hardrick, Ed.D.
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice Provost, Student Access & Success
About our Vice President
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. He currently serves in dual roles as Vice President of Human Resources and Vice Provost for Student Access & Success at Florida International University, the nation’s fourth largest University. Dr. Hardrick provides strategic and innovative leadership in the areas of policy development, shared governance, strategic direction, and 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. His engaging leadership has garnered recognition by The South Florida Business Journal with the 2010 Excellence in Human Resources Award, and with Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful & Influential Black Business Leaders of 2012. He was also 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. He 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.