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., Senior Vice President, Human Resources

About our Senior Vice President

El pagnier Kay Hudson “EK”, M.S.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Florida International University

El pagnier Kay Hudson, “EK”, has been part of the Human Resources industry for over 30 years. As Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Florida International University, she is responsible for strategic and innovative leadership of the Division of Human Resources and oversees all twelve discipline-specific areas of HR including, but not limited to: employee and labor relations, employee engagement initiatives, compensation and benefits administration and talent acquisition and management. As inaugural Vice Provost of DEI, she is responsible for leading efforts to cultivate enhanced diversity and inclusion systems for the university including oversight in matters associated with Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility.

She is leading several strategic initiatives, including the university’s commitment to ensuring our administrative and staff employees are able to champion the fast pace of change that advanced technologies are creating in the workplace, through the “Next is Now” initiative. Most recently, she led the university’s creation and implementation of an Agile Work Program as the landscape of work—including where and how work is done– is changing.

EK currently serves as a National Board member-at-large of the College and University Professional Association (CUPA-HR) serving as Vice Chair of the Public Policy Committee; serves on the College and University HR Executives (CUHRE) Consortium; serves on the State of Florida’s State University System Chief Diversity Officers Group; and serves on the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Universities’ Year of Reflection Steering  Committee.  Additionally, she serves the Opportunities Industrialization Center of South Florida (OIC-SF) as an Executive Board Member, holding office as Secretary while leading the HR Committee; and serves the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as an Executive Board Member leading as Group Chair of Industry Growth in a Chamber committed to strengthening the greater Miami area and beyond.

EK, who lives in Delray Beach with her husband, Winston G. Hudson, is the mother of three adult daughters – one, an FIU alum, another an FIU graduate student, and the other, an FIU employee. She has three grandchildren, among them her FIRST grandson.