Sabrina Ellis Named Vice President for Human Resources

December 13, 2011

City College of New York administrator will join GW in January.

The George Washington University announced that Sabrina Ellis will serve as vice president for human resources. Ms. Ellis brings to the position extensive experience in all aspects of human resources management, including managing human resources needs for academic institutions. She will join GW on Jan. 17, 2012.

“Sabrina Ellis was selected from a pool of truly outstanding candidates identified in a nationwide search,” said GW President Steven Knapp. “I look forward to welcoming her to the university’s senior leadership team.”

At GW, Ms. Ellis will play an important operational, management and strategic role, ensuring that the human resources function and its activities are professional and responsive. She will lead and manage the central HR organization and provide professional guidance and direction to the HR professionals within GW’s divisions. The university’s human resources areas include client services, human resources information systems, human resources operations, total rewards, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and staff learning and development.

“I am truly honored to have been appointed to serve as vice president of human resources. I look forward to working with the GW community in all aspects of organizational life,” said Ms. Ellis.

Ms. Ellis joins the George Washington University from the City College of New York, CUNY, where she serves as assistant vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Previously, she served as a human resources director at New York University and as a human resources analyst at Abbott Laboratories located in North Chicago, Ill.

“Sabrina’s experience in human resources management, faculty and staff development, employee engagement and information technology will enhance the university’s capability to respond to the complex and diverse needs of its workforce,” said Louis Katz, executive vice president and treasurer.

Ms. Ellis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems and a Master of Science degree in human resources management and business from New York University. She served as an executive board member of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and also served as the chapter’s president. Ms. Ellis also is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.