Megan Elliott has been appointed senior director of human resources at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She has more than 13 years of higher education human resources experience. Elliott is directing and coordinating all human resources activities for the institute, including recruitment and employment services, compensation, benefits administration, policy and procedure development, and employee relations. She also serves as a strategic resource by participating in the development of Rose-Hulman’s financial and human resources strategies, identifying and researching relevant human resource issues, and contributing to strategic thinking on those issues. Elliott has extensive background in employee relations, development of employee recruitment and retention initiatives, and redesign of employee performance appraisals. 

For the past three years she has served as human resources generalist and clinical operations manager for Purdue University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in West Lafayette. Previously, Elliott worked in human resources at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins, Colorado and University of Florida’s Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, where she was recognized internally for her work.

Elliott used her educational background in biology and environmental science as a biological scientist and infection control officer for the Florida’s Large Animal Hospital, and veterinary technician for emergency veterinary hospitals in Alabama, Kentucky and Florida. She also was a field biologist for wildlife and fisheries in southern Louisiana.

Elliott earned a Master of Business Administration, specializing in human resources, from University of Phoenix, and is currently enrolled in Concordia University of Chicago’s online doctorate program in educational leadership in higher education. The native of Hawaii is a dive master, with specialty certifications in cave and shipwreck diving, is a former sheriff’s officer in Jacksonville, Florida and has adopted several pets from her past work in veterinary medicine.

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