Interim Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
E. Jill Pollock, MBA
E. Jill Pollock was appointed UM System interim vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer in September 2016. In this role, Pollock provides strategic direction for the human resources functions, including labor and employee relations, compensation, faculty and staff benefits, recruitment, professional development, affirmative action and human resources information systems. She works closely with system and campus leadership to support our most critical resource, its people.
Prior to joining the UM System, Pollock served as vice president and executive advisor at the University of Colorado (CU), where she focused on executive succession planning, senior administrator diversity and inclusion, commercialization of non-academic services, and inter-campus shared services. Until her retirement August 31, 2016, she advised the university's Board of Regents, president and the four campus chancellors. She chaired in 2014 and 2015 the national advisory council for TIAA, a not-for-profit financial services company.
From 2008 to 2015, Pollock served the University of Colorado as officer for Employee and Information Services, where she provided leadership and strategic direction to a 200-person staff engaged in matters such as the management and pay of CU employees, employment policy, compliance education, leadership and organization development, benefits design, cyber security, administrative information technology systems and infrastructure, and employee data management and metrics. In 2009, she led a team that, in 2010, formed the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust, a $340 million organization that administers the self-funded medical and wellness plans for 60,000 participants affiliated with the university, the University of Colorado Health System, and University Physicians, Inc. She was the trust’s first chair, holding that position from 2010 through June 2015.
Pollock has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy. From 1990 to 1994, she held top-secret security clearance from the FBI.