Corey Jackson | Chief Human Resources Officer

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Corey Jackson is the Chief Human Resources Officer at UCSF.


Corey Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer

Corey Jackson, JD, SPHR, CCP, CBP was named UCSF chief human resources officer (CHRO) in September 2019. He leads the Human Resources organization for both UCSF Health and campus as senior vice president and associate vice chancellor respectively.

Corey oversees all human resources functions to support talent management across UCSF’s academic, research, administrative, and clinical departments, partnering closely with Academic Affairs to support the academic life cycle. He is charged with strengthening UCSF’s ability to attract, develop, and retain the diverse talent necessary for UCSF to be the world's preeminent health sciences innovator.

His broad background encompassing health care, government, law, sports, diversity, equity, and inclusion has one common thread: creating opportunities to help people have better lives. Corey joined UCSF from Parkland Health & Hospital Systems in Dallas, Texas, where he was executive vice president – chief talent officer. At Parkland, he evolved the human resources environment from a task-oriented, people management function to a talent management department dedicated to supporting the entire employee life cycle, from recruitment to retirement.

Prior to his position at Parkland, he was vice president for compliance, diversity and ethics at George Mason University, director of diversity and inclusion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and a legislative counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.

His career in public service began when he received a public service scholarship and fellowships at the University of Miami, School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He earned his Bachelor of Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).

He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and Maryland State Bar, Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Corey is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and also is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), and Certified Diversity Professional – Diversity Training University International. He is affiliated with World at Work – The Total Rewards Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).