Muhlenberg Announces Appointment of Jill Walsh as Vice President for Human Resources

News Image Walsh, who begins her role July 29, will lead efforts in compensation and benefits management, recruitment, performance assessment, training, employee relations and compliance with federal, state and local law.

By: Bill Keller  Monday, July 22, 2019 02:42 PM

Walsh brings more than 25 years of combined legal and human resources experience to her new role at Muhlenberg. Her previous work includes practicing as an employment law attorney, clerking for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and serving as VP of HR at SAIC, a Fortune 500 firm.

“Over the years, being able to coach, teach and train on a variety of HR and legal matters has always been one of the best parts of my job. It is my privilege to be joining a team that shares this passion and lives it every day in a setting that encourages collaboration, diversity and inclusion," says Walsh. "I felt welcome from the moment I stepped foot on campus, and the energy of the Muhlenberg community was unmistakable. I look forward to working with my Muhlenberg colleagues in support of the College’s mission."

"Jill rose to the top of a highly competitive and diverse pool of candidates," says Kent Dyer, Muhlenberg's chief business officer and treasurer. "Her legal and HR experience uniquely qualify her for the role. The breadth and depth of her experience impressed not only the search committee, but all those who interviewed her on campus."

Walsh earned a bachelor's degree in international language/business at the University of Scranton and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She also holds a number of human resources certifications, including the Society for Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional, Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Compensation Professional.

About Muhlenberg College
Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college offering baccalaureate and graduate programs. With an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences; selected preprofessional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees. Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 90 miles west of New York City, Muhlenberg is a member of the Centennial Conference, competing in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.