Helena Rodrigues

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Helena A. Rodrigues, Ph.D., SHRM-SCPis Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Arizona, serving its over 15,000 staff and faculty. With a reputation for navigating complex institutional systems, Helena commits herself to building long-lasting relationships, strengthening core organizational values, and spreading best practices. Over her career, Helena has held leadership roles in higher education and the private sector. Dedicated to advancing her profession, she currently serves as a national board of directors member for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and the American Research Universities Human Resource Institute (ARU-HRI). She also serves as a member of the Pima Community College Human Resources Advisory Committee. In addition to her administrative role at the University of Arizona, Helena has an appointment as a Professor of Practice in the School of Government and Public Policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Helena Rodrigues holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Providence College and master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Iowa.

Lisa Barrow, Executive Associate