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Ramona Agrela
Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice Chancellor
University of California, Irvine

Ramona Agrela serves as the chief human resources officer and vice chancellor for the University of California, Irvine. She is the senior university official responsible for all human resources administration and operations. Ramona is a dynamic human resource professional with extensive, award-winning experience across multiple HR disciplines. With a passion for helping organizational leaders achieve their strategic goals through progressive talent management strategies, Ramona truly believes that HR’s role is to empower people to drive a culture of innovation, learning and service.

Ramona is involved in her community both professionally and personally. She sits on the board of the Irvine Barclay Theatre, participates on the HR work group for Girls, Inc., and is a member of the University of California committees for the Status of Women and the HR Leaders Group. She is also active with the Society for Human Resources Professionals, the College and University Personnel Association, WorldatWork, and the Professional in Human Resources Association.

Ramona holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a master’s degree in public administration, both from California State University, Fullerton. She is a SHRM certified senior professional, a WorldatWork certified compensation professional, and a Human Capital Institute Strategic HR Business Partner.

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