Janine Watkins

Janine Watkins

Vice President for People and Culture and CHRO
Position Type
Senior Administration
- Present

As a senior leader at Denison, Janine Watkins brings her vision for innovation and strategic organizational leadership to all employees. She assists leaders across campus in implementing principles such as organizational design, professional development, employee retention, and effective performance management. She also is a key partner in advancing the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Previously, Watkins served he University of North Texas Health Science Center as assistant vice chancellor and chief human resources officer. Her lengthy career as a strategic leader and human resources professional includes roles at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; ACES, a national energy management company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana; Indiana University Health; and Magic Mountain Fun Centers, based in Columbus.

B.A. Miami University in Ohio


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