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Juanita Hicks

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EdD, 2018

Juanita Hicks is the vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia. In this role, Hicks seeks to maximize employee and organizational effectiveness with strategic HR efforts that support the Board of Regents’ objectives to be more efficient, affordable, and promote degree attainment in Georgia. She also provides leadership and support to the institutional chief human resources officers (CHRO).

Previously, she served as the deputy director of human resources & special projects at the Georgia Institute of Technology and as associate vice president of human resources at the University of West Georgia. She began her career in human resources in the logistics, manufacturing, and warehousing industries working in a variety of HR generalist roles. An interest in education led her to the Technical College System of Georgia, where she served primarily as the assistant director of human resources for West Georgia Technical College. Her research interests include organizational structures, employee engagement, and satisfaction within the workplace. Her work at the University of West Georgia has allowed her to explore and expand her professional interests, while also encouraging service in a dynamic campus community and culture.

Hicks holds a master’s of human resource development from Clemson University, a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in human resources from the University of West Georgia, and is certified as a professional of human resources (PHR).

Events featuring Juanita Hicks
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The UGA Graduate School presents a virtual panel with six graduate alumni representing the decades since Ms. Early’s arrival on campus in 1961. They will discuss their experiences and reflections as graduate students at UGA and after. Acknowledging their unique perspectives as African Americans is important in celebrating their accomplishments and furthering our…

News Featuring Juanita Hicks

by Jewel Caruso

Juanita Hicks (EdD, 2018) is the new senior associate vice president and chief human resources officer for the University of Georgia. She started her new position on July 1, 2023. 

Juanita Hicks (Ed.D. 2018) is the new vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia. Juanita comes to USG from Georgia Tech where she was the deputy director of human resources & special projects.

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