Fort Valley State University (FVSU) today announced the appointment of Gena S. Wilson as the new Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). She will begin her appointment effective January 18, 2022.
Wilson has worked in the field of Human Resources for over 15 years in both the public and private sector. She currently serves as the Director of Human Resources at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).
Wilson has been in charge of human resource operations for GSW for the past 8 years. She is responsible for directing and managing the various HR functions for the entire university which includes advising senior leaders and the broader campus community on policies, procedures, and relevant laws.
Commenting on her appointment, Wilson says: “I am honored to be joining Fort Valley State University and I look forward to partnering with faculty, staff, and administration in fulfilling FVSU’s vision of being the top choice for students as well as for employees. The office of Human Resources will be committed to supporting the recruitment, retention and development of our highly talented workforce.”
Also, she was named GSW’s Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and Open Records Coordinator. Moreover, she represented GSW as the 2018-2019 scholar for the University System of Georgia’s Leadership Institute.
Prior to her position with GSW, she served as an Associate Relations Specialist for Delhaize America/ J.H. Harvey, Co. LLC. for more than 7 years. During her time there, she was responsible for overseeing the HR needs of store associates in over 35 retail locations in Georgia and South Carolina. In addition, she helped execute the company strategy and mission, as well as advise senior corporate and store leadership on a variety of issues including policies, employee relations, and performance management.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Gena Wilson to the FVSU family. We are pleased to add such a talented and experienced HR director to our leadership team. It is critical for FVSU to ensure that we have talent that can help educate and innovate. Wilson’s background, which includes all facets of human resources is ideal for her role with our institution. We are confident she will help FVSU continue to be competitive, relevant, and thriving,” says President Dr. Paul Jones.
Wilson earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Human resource Management from GSW. Also, she possesses a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certificate from the HR Certification Institute.