Ramona Burroughs, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Executive Director of Human Resources, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Ramona Ward-Burroughs, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR leader and strategist with over 20 years of experience within the healthcare, education, and manufacturing industries. Her areas of expertise include workforce planning, employee relations and engagement, leadership coaching, career development, and diversity and inclusion strategies. Previously, Ramona served as the Director of HR Strategy with the University of Michigan Health System, with oversight of Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, and HR Analytics. Currently, she serves as an HR Director with The University of Alabama in Huntsville and is responsible for Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Compensation, and HR Compliance.

Ramona is a sought-after speaker for conference keynote addresses, workshops, and team-building retreats. Her presentation style is informative, relevant, and engaging, providing participants with a "relax and roll up your sleeves" learning environment.

Ramona is certified as a senior HR practitioner through the Society of Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute. She received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross Business School and her Master's in Management, Strategy, and Leadership at Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business.


  • M.S., Management, Strategy and Leadership, Michigan State University
  • B.B.A, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior and Marketing, University of Michigan


  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)


  • SHRM-SCP - Senior Certified Professional in HR
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Workforce Planning
  • Employee Relations and Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion Strategies
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Career Development
  • Human Resources
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Performance Management