Gloriana B. Waters
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management
Gloriana Waters, known informally as Ginger, has spent her entire professional life in higher education, both as a teacher and an administrator. She worked at Columbia University and at three colleges in the CUNY system prior to joining the University’s Central Office in 1994.
Appointed by CUNY Board of Trustees in December 2007 as Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management, Ms. Waters is responsible for developing and implementing the policies and procedures the University’s human resources functions, which serve more than 37,000 employees system-wide. Her Office also monitors and ensures compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, as well as the University’s rules, regulations and procedures regarding employment.
A passionate advocate of diversity and “inclusive excellence” in higher education, Ms. Waters holds membership in CUPA-HR, IPMA and SHRM, and has presented at those organizations’ local and national conferences.
Ms. Waters received her B.A. from SUNY-Cortland, and earned a Masters in Educational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University. She holds an MPA in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management. She has been inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, a National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
In addition to her busy and accomplished professional life, Ms. Waters is deeply engaged in public service, including membership in the Westchester County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is active at Grace Episcopal Church, and has received numerous awards for her service as a Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts. Ms. Waters is married and has a daughter.