Elaine Cha named assistant vice president for human capital management systems

Feb. 23, 2018 10:57 a.m.
Elaine Cha

Elaine Cha

Elaine Cha, a strategic leader in human resources and information technology, has joined Princeton University as assistant vice president for human capital management systems in the Office of Human Resources.

Cha started her new role Dec. 1, 2017, reporting to Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley.

"Elaine has a proven track record of improving the ways an employer can think about and use data. Her strategic approach and thought leadership in this area will deepen Human Resources’ ability to enhance our services to the Princeton community," said Sullivan-Crowley.

At Princeton, Cha oversees a 12-person staff and provides leadership on complex issues related to HR systems operations.

Her key responsibilities include integrating business processes and enhancing workforce planning analytics; leading technology initiatives on behalf of HR; and collaborating with departments to ensure HR services and standards meet University needs and are upheld consistently. She will represent HR on various senior-level technology-related University committees and will work with campus leaders to strategize and advise on technology matters including information security, metrics and reporting, and data sharing.

"I am very excited to join Princeton University and be a member of the Human Resources team," Cha said. "There is a strong sense of culture, commitment and collaboration throughout the University. I am looking forward to getting to know the people at Princeton and applying my skills and experiences to drive the strategy around HR technology and services."

Before coming to Princeton, Cha was global director for HR technology and service delivery at International Flavors and Fragrances in Hazlet, New Jersey, for four years. She started working at the company in 1991, and held management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore in the 1990s. In 2000, she was named regional director, North America IT Services, based in Dayton, New Jersey, and in 2008 she became director of IT Corporate Services in Union Beach, New Jersey.

Cha earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Binghamton University and an MBA from the IFF/INSEAD Leadership Program.