Portrait of Romy Riddick


Vice President for Human Resources




Romy Riddick leads Princeton’s Office of Human Resources, which oversees the development and implementation of the University’s employee-focused functions, including benefits and compensation, employee and labor relations, employee and organizational development, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The office pursues its work in the interest of maximizing each staff member’s potential and contributions.

Riddick was previously assistant vice president of the office’s Client Services Team, managing employee relations, talent management, labor relations and contract negotiation, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to that she served as HR’s director of diversity and inclusion.

In her 30-year career in human resources and public service, Riddick has also worked as head of talent management and diversity at TD Bank, manager of national diversity recruitment and retention for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and trainer and executive coach for Merrill Lynch.

She began her career as a legislative aide in state government, where she was responsible for research to support legislative testimony to benefit women and children for the Maryland State Women’s Caucus. She has also served on the Women’s Refugee Commission, a nonprofit advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee women and children.

Riddick earned her bachelor's degree in political science from University of Maryland-College Park. She joined Princeton in 2012.

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