HSC welcomes new Senior Director of Campus HR

The University of North Texas System announces the hiring of Janine Watkins as its new Senior Director of Campus Human Resources at the UNT Health Science Center.

President Michael Williams remarked, “At HSC we take pride in being a university with strong values and a people-first focus. In our culture, the HSC Campus Human Resources leader plays a very important role. I am highly confident that Janine will quickly add great strength to both our team and our culture.” Following a national search, Watkins was selected for her more than 14 years as a strategic leader and business partner to healthcare executives and professionals. She served in a variety of HR roles at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), culminating as the Director of Human Resources supporting UT physicians, and previously at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

Watkins started at HSC on November 30.

Her seven years at UTHealth included HR roles as Talent Acquisition Consultant, HR Business Partner and Assistant Director. She spent nine years at Indiana University Health, where she promoted to an HR Consultant and stood up two new IU Health hospitals in Carmel and Fishers, Indiana.

She will bring a wealth of healthcare human resource experience, medical knowledge, and extensive experience working in a large system, and experience with state employment laws.

Watkins has a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.