Florida A&M University (FAMU) recently welcomed Joyce A. Ingram as its new assistant vice president for human resources (HR). Ingram, whose appointment began Nov. 22, comes to FAMU after serving as an assistant vice president and chief HR and diversity officer at Florida State University (FSU) for more than 10 years.
While at FSU, Ingram was responsible for the development, administration and direction of the institution’s entire HR organization. In addition, she was charged with the development and implementation of FSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the FAMU team and look forward to working with all members of the campus community in the delivery of high-quality HR services and systems to the organization,” Ingram said.
As she settles into her new position, one of Ingram’s priorities is ensuring that FAMU’s HR department serves as a strategic partner and collaborator with the university’s varied stakeholders. She envisions an HR team that will “strive to deliver HR systems, tools and services to Florida A&M University in a manner exemplifying professionalism, excellence, integrity, leadership, teamwork and with the utmost respect for diversity and inclusion.”
During her post at FAMU, Ingram will serve as the chief HR officer and be responsible for directing effective university-wide planning and administration for all human resources activities. She will play a vital role in guiding and developing programs and strategies that support the growing needs, trends and issues of higher education in relation to HR.
Prior to her stint at FSU, Ingram worked in the private sector for various Fortune 500 companies, including serving as the director of Quaker Food & Beverages’ diversity and community relations division, which served 7,000 employees. While at Quaker (an arm of PepsiCo), Ingram also worked as the director of human resources for five of the corporation’s marketing teams including Gatorade and US Foods. Additionally, Ingram previously worked with Quaker, North America as the director of labor relations and new work systems.
Ingram’s extensive experience in human resources began at the University of Illinois, where she served in multiple capacities including personnel officer and chief labor negotiator. She earned her undergraduate degree in history from Livingstone College, a private historically black college, and her master’s degree and juris doctorate through a joint degree program at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Ingram is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Society for Human Resources Management and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.