Nerissa E. Morris joined the University as Vice President for Human Resources in October 2009. She oversees university wide human resources operations including benefits and compensation, compliance, learning and development, performance management, employee relations, and diversity efforts.
Morris has more than 20 years of human resources experience with the Ford Motor Company. She previously served as the corporation’s Human Resources Manager for Global Information Technology, with responsibility for information technology professionals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. She held other senior human resources positions with Ford in the U.S., Sweden, and Brazil, including Volvo Cars Research and Development, Ford South American Operations, and Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Marketing and Sales.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her professional and civic affiliations include the Society of Human Resource Management, CUPA-HR Public Policy Committee, Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross, Miami Children’s Initiative, Honey Shine, and United Way of Miami Dade.
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