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Marilyn Harris

Marilyn Harris

Marilyn Harris

Chief Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Marilyn joined Drury University in June 2019 as director of Human Resources and was quickly promoted to her current role. With more than 20 years experience in human resources, Marilyn comes to Drury from the Monarch Fire Protection District in Chesterfield, where she was the human resources director since 2014. She has extensive experience in the human resources field, including areas of strategic planning, performance management, budgeting, recruiting top talent, legal requirements and regulations, employee relations, salary administration, performance review analysis and third-party contracts.

Marilyn holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in human resources management from Lindenwood University.

Responsibilities

  • Develops human resource policies and procedures and directs the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department and all human resource activities, such as nonacademic employment, compensation and benefits, employee relations and other employee services.
  • Provides professional human resource services and consultation to campus constituencies. Plans and coordinates or delivers staff training and development programs.
  • Serves as point person for Drury, helping raise the visibility of diversity efforts; clarify goals and assess progress; and provide expertise on issues of access, equity, diversity and inclusion.