Human Resources Business Partners (HRBP)

Human Resources Business Partners

The primary role of the HRBP is to provide effective guidance of human resources policies, guidelines, and practices that align with University objectives and federal and DC regulations.
The HRBP collaborates with organizational leaders and their staff and faculty members to develop and deliver superior results that contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the department and the University.


The HRBP will collaborate with the specialty areas of the Office of Human Resources to ensure that employee concerns are addressed and managerial processes effectuated.

OHR HRBPs are assigned to serve specific University departments and their affiliate units:

Meet the HRBP's

Charles Pugh

Office of Provost & Health Science Colleges

  • Office of the Provost
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • University Libraries and Health Science Library

Gary Gray

Academic Affairs and HU Family Practice Plan

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Engineering & Architecture
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Social Work
  • Howard University Family Practice Plan

Cherise Rhyns

University Administration

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Chief Operations Officer
  • Office of Chief Finance Officer
  • Office of Corporate Relations
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of University Communications
  • Office of Development & Alumni Relations
  • Office of Student Affairs