Donna Salvo

Executive Director, Systemwide Talent Management and Staff Development

Donna Salvo was appointed as Executive Director, Systemwide Talent Management and Staff Development in 2012. Today, she is responsible for the initiatives related to Systemwide strategies and programs which focus on attracting, hiring, deploying, developing and retaining UC’s talented staff.  Donna’s strategic focus is to explore ways to integrate and leverage best practices in Talent Management for staff across the University. A few of the programs she is involved with include the creation of the UC Systemwide Job Board and deploying technology tools related to strategic Talent Acquisition. Additionally, she created the Systemwide Talent Management Consortium to deliver programs that create a systemwide synergy across UC. Some of the programs this group has delivered are: The UC Management Development Program (MDP), UC-CORO systemwide Leadership Collaborative, the People Management Series of e-courses which include Hiring for Success, Onboarding and Performance Management. Prior to joining UCOP, she held the position of Vice President of H.R. Operations for the American Automobile Association. She has held several high level and top human resources positions over her 20+ years of experience for organizations such as Wells Fargo Bank, Citigroup, Palm Inc., Hexcel, ADP, Transamerica and Colgate-Palmolive.

University of California

The University of California is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-system public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System. Today, the UC system includes more than 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world.

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