Patricia Burns

Executive Director Organizational Strategy

Pat Burns is the Director of Human Resources for the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Pat has overall responsibility for managing the human resource needs of the SAS staff. This includes staff relations, compensation, benefits administration and staff recruitment. She is also responsible for developing programs that promote staff development, assessing training and development needs and designing and coordinating training development programs. She assists the SAS faculty as it relates to their management of staff and assists all SAS managers and staff in interpretation of HR policy. She supervises a staff of two.

Pat began her Penn career in 2003 bringing with her many years of HR experience that she gained while working in the for-profit sector. Pat has a degree in Sociology from Villanova University and is SPHR certified.

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