Darrell Clark is the University of Louisville's new vice president for human resources.
Darrell Clark is the University of Louisville's new vice president for human resources.

The University of Louisville maintains its commitment to being a “great place to work” with the announcement of Darrell Clark as the university’s new vice president for human resources (VPHR). Clark begins his service Aug. 1.

As a President’s Senior Leadership Team member, Clark will lead all university human resources (HR) functions: employee recruitment, retention and engagement; performance management; employee development and education, which includes UofL’s Employee Success Center; and total rewards management, which includes compensation strategy and benefits administration.

Further, Clark and his HR team will provide strategic and operational guidance for human resources to university leadership and employees, advance a service-oriented HR strategy, ensure compliance with university policies and foster a university culture committed to the Cardinal Principles and achievement of UofL’s strategic plan.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the University of Louisville’s human resources initiatives,” said Clark, who brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources to the university. “I want UofL to be an employer of choice throughout the community; a place where its faculty and staff thrive professionally and personally.”

Clark currently serves as the associate vice president for people and culture at Ball State University, where he led and strengthened initiatives in professional development and employee well-being. Prior to that, he served as the chief human resources, learning and equity officer for Pasco-Hernando State College, which operates five campus locations across two Florida counties. He also served in HR leadership for the Pasco County School District (K-12) and FedEx Ground.

“I want to offer my appreciation to the VPHR search committee who made outstanding contributions to this most successful search and to Jacque Stepherson for serving as our interim VP of human resources for the past six months,” said UofL President Kim Schatzel. “Please join me in welcoming Darrell to this important leadership role and offering our full support to him and the HR team.”