Cheryl James was appointed senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Adtalem Global Education in February 2022.
As the chief human resources officer (CHRO), James is responsible for leading the company’s centralized human resources (HR) organization and for guiding the attraction, retention and development of talent across Adtalem and its family of institutions.
Most recently, James served as the chief human resources officer at Hillrom, a leading medical technology company, where she was responsible for leading the company’s talent strategy to increase employee engagement and drive its business goals and vision. Prior to that role, from 2015 to 2020, James served as vice president, human resources overseeing HR for the company’s international and surgical businesses and corporate functions. Prior to joining Hillrom, James held various executive leadership roles at other leading medical and healthcare companies, including Baxter Healthcare and Pfizer Inc.
James earned her master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and bachelor’s degree in communications from Indiana State University. She was named one of the Top 50 HR Professionals 2021 by the National Diversity Conference.