Deidra Harris-Lumpkins is the associate vice chancellor for human resources and university affirmative action officer. Harris-Lumpkins begins her duties Jan. 30, 2023.
Harris-Lumpkins is responsible for overseeing recruitment and employment, position classification and salary administration, employee relations, professional learning and development, benefits administration, human resources information systems and on-campus student employment. She reports directly to Rich Amon, vice chancellor of business affairs.
Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, Harris-Lumpkins served as associate director for HR operations and was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the high-volume HR Department. Along with supervising staff and ensuring accurate up-to-date process documentation, Harris-Lumpkins implemented process improvements throughout the department and partnered with deans, directors and department heads on policy issues, pandemic staffing and retention challenges.
Harris-Lumpkins also served as managing director of human resources for Mountain Air Cargo Inc., was a consultant for D.E.N.T. HR and Business Consulting LLC, and served as director of human resources at Charlotte School of Law.
Harris-Lumpkins holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University New Orleans. A Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional, she completed the professional in human resources credential from the Human Resource Certification Institute and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Villanova University.