Chief Human Resources Officer
Danielle Lombard-Sims, Ph.D., SPHR, is the Vice Chancellor/Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). In this role, Dr. Lombard-Sims is responsible for developing and implementing a Human Resources Strategic Plan consistent with the university’s strategic plan, charting a course for change management, process improvements, leadership development, and greater organizational effectiveness for the university. She previously served in human resources executive roles at Regional One Health, LSU Health Sciences Center and Ochsner Health System. Dr. Lombard-Sims has more than 25 years of human resources leadership experience. She earned her Senior Professional in HR certification (SPHR) and has been a certified HR professional since 1999. Originally from New Orleans, she graduated summa cum laude from Spring Hill College; obtained a Master’s Degree from Purdue University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; obtained a second Master’s Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University; and earned a doctorate in Global Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Management from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Dr. Lombard-Sims has also co-authored three research articles, which were published in the Journal of Business and Psychology, Computers and Human Behavior, and the Journal of Developmental Education.