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March 11, 2024

MSU Health Sciences welcomes new human resources leader

Georgette Russell, PHR, FACHE, has joined the MSU Office of Health Sciences as assistant vice president of human resources. She brings experience in human resources for three Michigan hospitals and served as the assistant dean for faculty and staff affairs at Central Michigan University College of Medicine where she interacted with faculty, professional and administrative staff as well as employees who were represented by a union, student employees and post-doctoral scholars. 

“Health care is extraordinarily important because it affects all of our lives,” Russell said. “I have had the privilege of working closely with employees, faculty and staff in academic, clinical and hospital settings. I understand how to address their needs and implement initiatives to drive organizational growth and development. 

“I’m excited to be part of the way medicine is shaped and what the future of health care looks like,” she added. “I think it’s important that we bring the best opportunities possible to the people who are impacted by the Office of Health Sciences.” 

Georgette Russell, PHR, FACHE, has joined the MSU Office of Health Sciences as assistant vice president of human resources.

Helping others succeed 

Russell’s father chose a military career, so she relocated frequently, and, as she says, had to make new friends every three years. 

“Because we moved so often, I naturally gravitated toward being a people person,” she explained. She says she is a servant leader and enjoys helping others be successful. 

“Georgette comes to us with phenomenal experience and expertise; an imperative to helping us maximize the wide range of opportunities we have across health sciences to connect and support our colleges and clinical operations”, said Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr., M.D., M.H.S., executive vice president for health sciences. “She clearly understands the perspectives and needs of students, staff, faculty, and practitioners. Her incredible energy and optimism also will further the work we are doing together.  

Russell earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic media production from Missouri State University and her master’s degree in human resources management from Colorado Technical University. She is currently working on her dissertation towards a doctorate in healthcare administration at Central Michigan University.  

For the MSU Office of Health Sciences, her goals are to create best practices among the colleges of Nursing, Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine as well as MSU Health Care. She is interested in how remote work and artificial intelligence will impact decisions made in human resources as well as medicine and is watching trends related to workforce shortages. 

Outside of MSU, she keeps busy with three active teenagers and a passion for rescuing cats.  

By: Dalin Clark

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