Vice President for Human Resources | Kent State University

Vice President for Human Resources

Jack Witt

Jack Witt

Vice President for Human Resources
Division of Human Resources


  • B.A., Tulane University
  • M.P.A., Kent State University
  • MBA and J.D., Case Western Reserve University

Job Description

As Vice President for Human Resources, Jack Witt is responsible for leadership of the Division of Human Resources, including oversight and long- and short-term goal development for Training and Development, Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Affirmative Action, Records and Benefits. This position is also responsible for all aspects of staffing; including sourcing and selection with the overall intent of diversified recruitment initiatives and the retention of employees. Witt oversees the 38-person division of which the following individuals report to him directly.

Direct Reports

  • Executive Director Engagement, Climate, Outreach, and Training & Development, Geraldine Nelson, Ph.D.
  • Executive Director, Benefits and Wellness, Loretta B. Shields
  • Executive Director, Compensation, Talent Acquisition and HR Records, Donna Sansonetti
  • Business Manager, Elizabeth Lee
  • Director, Employee and Labor Relations, Karen Watson
  • Director of Compliance, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, Courtney Calhoun
  • Gender Equity Compliance Officer (Title IX Coordinator), Bonita Prewitt

Contact, 330-672-2100

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