Adler University has named Matthew Floyd as its next vice president for People and Culture. A human resources leader with over 15 years of experience in higher education, health care, and law, Floyd will lead vision, strategy, and practice to advance Adler’s mission across its Vancouver, Chicago, and Online campuses. He will begin May 4.
Floyd joins Adler from Clemson University, where he served as a director and strategic consultant, and interim workforce and wellbeing leader in the University’s Office of Human Resources. He also represented HR on the University’s commissions and councils dedicated to inclusion and equity. During his tenure, he redirected the work of multiple human resource service teams to better address goals and priorities, redesigned Clemson’s benefits and payroll functions, and partnered with senior executives to improve organizational culture and performance.
“Matt is an experienced HR professional with expertise in operations, benefits, and DEI initiatives and has created positive change within complex organizations,” said President Raymond Crossman. “As Vice President, he will foster a strong organizational culture and develop practices to attract and retain a diverse and effective workforce across Adler’s three campuses.”
Previously, Floyd was a strategic business partner and people analytics lead at Mission Health System in Asheville, North Carolina. He led the HR function for multiple clinical and non-clinical divisions across more than 50 locations. Prior, he served in HR leadership roles at Propel PEO, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, and Peace Medical Centers.
Additionally, Floyd has served as a volunteer with several organizations, including as a board member for the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management and a member of the National Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the American Bar Association.
Floyd earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science, pre-law, with minors in sociology and history at Newberry College. He completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Phoenix. He has also earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute and is an Intercultural Development Inventory qualified administrator.