The University of Alabama has named Susan Norton as its senior associate vice president for human resources effective Oct. 1.
“We are very excited to welcome Susan Norton to The University of Alabama as our senior associate vice president for human resources,” said Matt Fajack, UA’s vice president for the Division of Finance and Operations. “Her professional expertise will enhance the University’s ability to recruit, develop, serve and retain the best faculty and staff for years to come.”
Norton comes to UA after serving as vice president for human resources at Augusta University and the Augusta University Health System since September 2012. During her tenure, Norton provided leadership, direction and management to the university’s Division of Human Resources, and played a pivotal role in implementing a new model of HR delivery that transformed the division and university.
Norton brings more than 25 years of HR experience with her to the Capstone. She has held multiple roles in the field at Augusta University, Georgia Health Sciences University and Georgia Southern University. Norton has also held numerous memberships and leadership roles in professional organizations, including serving as chair of the national board of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources from July 2020 to June 2021, assuming a past chair role July 1.
Norton received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina and also earned a master’s in sports management from Georgia Southern University.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.