Alesia Jones was named UAB’s chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 23. Jones had been serving in the role in an interim capacity; prior to that she was executive director in charge of the department’s HR Specialist unit since 2005.

“Throughout her 20-year career, both here and during her years in the corporate sector, Alesia Jones has proven herself to be a strategic and action-oriented HR professional known for providing leadership in the areas of policy formulation, problem-solving and team-building,” said Richard Margison, UAB vice president for Financial Affairs and Administration.

“She has demonstrated initiative to lead projects aimed at fostering service-level improvements while ensuring regulatory compliance, and she has been an advocate for services and programs that benefit our employees,” Margison said.

“I firmly believe she is the right person to assume this leadership role.”

Jones received her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from the University of Alabama in 1989 and her master of business degree from UAB in 1999. In addition to working at UAB in positions of increasing responsibility, her career history includes roles as compensation manager for BellSouth Corp. and director of compensation and benefits for BE&K, a KBR company.
In addition to her HR responsibilities, Jones is an adjunct professor in the UAB School of Business, developing course curriculum and teaching 400-level Compensation Administration, Performance Management and other human resources-related courses.