Director of Human Resources

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The Director of Human Resources is chiefly responsible for overseeing delivery of innovative and service-oriented HR functions, administering university HR policies, practices and procedures, and leading the human resources team in serving the university community.

Diane Yerian has an 18 year association with JMU. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Bridgewater College and her Master of Science in Education from James Madison University. She is certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and maintains memberships in the American Society for Training and Development and the Society for Human Resource Management. She has over 30 years of experience working in the public and private sectors, and has a broad range of experience and skill in the areas of leadership development, human resource management, development and relations, performance management and improvement, organizational development, strategic planning and team development.

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