Meet Dr. Ronald McKinley, Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

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During the May 25, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the appointment of Dr. Ronald McKinley as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations. Dr. McKinley had been serving as the Acting VC of HR since December 2020. Dr. McKinley has over 25 years of experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer and more than 35 years of experience in human resources management. 

On top of being Chief of Human Resources Officer for many years serving in several organizations such as The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and APAC Teleservices, Dr. McKinley also performed as the Senior Business Consultant and General Manager of the Kansas City Office for Williams and Company Consulting. The Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations is also a former Marine and Vietnam Veteran.

An interesting fact about Dr. McKinley’s career is that he is the former Chair for The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 260 - Human Resource Management. Dr. McKinley led the effort to create and publish multiple international human resource management standards while he served as the Chair of the Technical Committee 260 – HR Management.


He joined many boards, including Chair of the SW Ohio Workforce Investment Board, Vice-Chair of Cincinnati Works (a nonprofit that helps underserved people achieve self-sufficiency), the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, The Urban League of Cincinnati, and the Governor of Ohio’s Workforce Advisory Board. The International Organization for Standardization, known as ISO, is a non-governmental organization responsible for developing relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.


Dr. Ronald McKinley has a PhD in Administration and Management, an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management, and a BS in Management. He has written and published many articles and delivered numerous presentations throughout the United States and abroad.

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