Chief Human Resources Officer

alesia jonesAlesia M. Jones was named UAB Chief Human Resources officer in 2009 after serving as executive director in charge of the HR Specialist unit since 2005. She is responsible for the leadership and management of the Office of Human Resources, which supports the mission, vision and goals of UAB by developing long-range human capital plans and strategies including recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing faculty and staff. The office also is responsible for special programs such as on-site child care, employee assistance, and the institution’s disability management program.

Jones received her bachelor's degree in human resource management from the University of Alabama in 1989 and her MBA from UAB in 1999. In addition to working at UAB in positions of increasing responsibility, her career history includes serving as compensation manager for BellSouth Corp. and director of compensation and benefits for BE&K, a KBR company.

Jones is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is professionally affiliated with World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association), Birmingham Area Compensation Association, and Alabama College and University Personnel Association. Alesia is active in the Birmingham community and civic organizations such as the Rotary Club of Birmingham, McWane Science Center, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, Railroad Park Foundation, Oasis of Hope Counseling for Women and Children, and the Women’s Exchange.