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Cheryl Lloyd named UC’s vice president for Systemwide Human Resources

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The following message is from UC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Organizational Officer Rachael Nava.


I am very pleased to announce that following a national search, Cheryl Lloyd has accepted our offer to be UC’s next vice president for Systemwide Human Resources. Cheryl’s first day in this role will be Aug. 1, 2021.

Cheryl Lloyd

For the past two years, Cheryl has been serving as the interim vice president for Systemwide Human Resources, in addition to her role as UC’s chief risk officer. During this time, Cheryl has been called upon to address an unusually high volume of critical operational and policy issues, amplified by the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this extraordinarily challenging time, Cheryl built on her strong relationships with senior administrative and academic leaders across the university and demonstrated exceptional leadership, operational expertise and a strong commitment to serving faculty, staff and retirees, along with campus, medical center and Berkeley Lab colleagues. Notably, Cheryl also prioritized connecting with and listening to staff in the Systemwide Human Resources organization at UC Office of the President (UCOP).

As chief risk officer, Cheryl oversaw all aspects of UC’s Enterprise Risk Management program, including managing employment liability and workers’ compensation, reducing the overall cost of risk, implementing systemwide safety and loss mitigation programs, improving claims management systems and developing risk-financing strategies. She also oversaw the university’s Environment, Health and Safety programs (EH&S), business continuity programs, Student Health Insurance Program, and emergency management, travel and risk-security programs. She developed UC Care, the university’s self-insured employee health plan, which was transferred to UC Health in 2016 as part of an internal reorganization. She also founded and has served as president of Fiat Lux, the University’s wholly-owned captive insurance company.

In light of Cheryl’s appointment, Deputy Chief Risk Officer Kevin Confetti will assume Cheryl’s Risk Services responsibilities and serve as interim head of the department.

Recently, I formed an advisory committee, chaired by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nathan Brostrom and assisted by a third-party consultant, to assess the Systemwide Human Resources organization with the goal of reimagining the organization in order to best serve the university’s future needs. The president and I have accepted those recommendations, and we have full confidence that Cheryl will successfully lead that implementation as vice president.

I am very grateful to members of the search committee, who gave their time and expertise to this important effort:

  • Mary Gauvain, Chair, Academic Senate
  • Yolanda Gorman, Associate Chancellor, UCLA
  • Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration, UC Berkeley
  • Yvette Gullatt, Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs, Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer, UCOP (Serving as Equity Advisor)
  • Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs, UCOP
  • Christine Lovely, Chief Human Resources Officer, UC Davis
  • Corey Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, UC San Francisco
  • Allison Woodall, Deputy General Counsel of the Labor, Employment and Benefits group, UC Legal
  • John Meyer, Chair, Council of UC Retirees Associations
  • Lucy Tseng, Staff Advisor to the Regents

I look forward to working with Cheryl in the months and years ahead, as we strive to achieve our goal of being an employer of choice. Please join me in congratulating Cheryl on this well-deserved appointment.

Rachael Nava
Executive Vice President and Chief Organizational Officer
UC Office of the President

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