Deidra Harris-Lumpkins is the associate vice chancellor for human resources and university affirmative action officer. Harris-Lumpkins began her duties on January 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 the Charlotte School of Law. She began her career in higher education at Tulane University.
Harris-Lumpkins holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University New Orleans. As 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.
When relaxing, Harris-Lumpkins enjoys listening to jazz, watching and reading about true crime, playing board games with family and friends, and spending time with her husband, daughter and ferocious chocolate Pomeranian, Bear.