Vice President for Human Resources
Joseph S. Vitale, Jr., PHR
Interim Vice President for Human Resources
Currently, the division is focused on growing a robust university-wide wellness program to support the work and personal lives of faculty and staff in their efforts to be productive members of a vibrant university community.
The division is comprised of the departments of Benefits, Communications, Compensation, Employee/Labor Relations, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, HR Outreach & Initiatives, Records, Talent Acquisition and Training & Development.
Vitale joined the Kent State University Human Resources division in 2005 and holds over 20 years of human resources experience. He has worked in the past as a Deputy Finance Director for U.S. Senator John Glenn and elected as a Council Pro Tempore for the City of Olmsted Falls. In 2013, he was a finalist for Cleveland Crain’s Business’ HR Leaders Award for the “2013 HR Executive of the Year” (http://www.crainscleveland.com/section/HR13).