Welcome to the Division of Human Resource (DHR) at Florida International University…South Florida’s only urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and its diverse population. 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, vision and strategic goals as an employer of choice. It is our privilege to support over 10,000 faculty and staff here at the fourth largest university in the nation.
Being among the ten largest employers in Miami-Dade County, FIU is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow. Our students receive quality education from the best faculty in the world as well as meaningful work experiences with top-notch administrators and staff, while studying at an institution that fosters a rewarding and positive environment. Having such a vibrant organizational culture has led to our being recognized as a Great College to Work For® with Honor Roll Distinction by The Chronicle of Higher Education. To maintain and strengthen this dynamic environment, we are in constant pursuit of talented individuals who embody core values aligned with truth, freedom, respect, responsibility, and excellence, and are passionate about their work. FIU is truly Worlds Ahead!
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!
El pagnier Kay “EK” Hudson, M.S. Interim Vice President, Human Resources
About our Interim Vice President
With over 25 years of leadership experience in the Human Resources field, El pagnier Kay Hudson, “EK”, has paved the way for many in the fields of higher education and public service. She currently serves as Interim Vice President of Human Resources at Florida International University (FIU), the nation’s fourth largest University with an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and a $1.2 billion fiscal budget.
In her role as Interim Vice President, EK is responsible for strategic and innovative leadership in the areas of talent recruitment and development, compensation, employee relations and wellness, and equal employment and opportunities. In addition to managing an $800 million payroll, EK also exercises fiduciary responsibility in managing $30 million operational budgets for the various HR areas. She has been instrumental in the University’s focus on fostering a rewarding and positive environment, which has led to earning the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Honor Roll distinction of “Great College to Work for ®”.
Her passion for mentorship and professional development has led to numerous engagements as a lecturer, mentor, and community leader via the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, FIU’s Mentorship Program for high school students, and the College and Universities Human Resources Executives (CUHRE), among many others.
EK completed her undergraduate studies at both the University of Miami and Florida A&M University. She subsequently earned her master’s degree from Florida A&M University. A premier people person, she has received numerous accolades and recognitions including HR Professional of the Year by the Broward Chapter of the Society for Human Resources, Woman of the Year by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and was named one of south Florida’s “25 Most Prominent and Influential Black Women in Leadership and Business” by Legacy Magazine through the Palm Beach Post, and named among South Florida Business Journal’s Power leaders in Human Resources for 2016 & 17.