Adtalem Global Education appoints Cheryl James as SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading health educator, has appointed Cheryl James as senior vice president, chief human resources officer, effective immediately. In her role, James is responsible for leading the company’s centralized Human Resources (HR) organization and guiding the attraction, retention and development of talent across Adtalem and its family of institutions.

“I am delighted to welcome Cheryl to Adtalem and the leadership team. Cheryl brings over 30 years of HR leadership experience to the organization and has implemented proven strategies that enrich cultures, empower employees and drive overall organizational effectiveness,” said Steve Beard, President and CEO. “Cheryl joins us at a pivotal time in the company’s history, as we focus entirely on healthcare education. health, and during a highly competitive time for talent.We are excited to benefit from the years of leadership experience that Cheryl brings to our team.

Most recently, James served as Director of Human Resources at Hillrom, a leading medical technology company, where she was responsible for leading the company’s talent management strategy to increase employee engagement and drive its business objectives and vision. Prior to this role, from 2015 to 2020, James served as Vice President of Human Resources overseeing HR for the company’s international and surgical businesses and corporate functions. Prior to joining Hillrom, James held various leadership positions at other major medical and healthcare companies including Baxter Healthcare and Pfizer Inc.

“It is a privilege to join Adtalem at such an important time in its remarkable transformation journey. I have a passion for people – and with the right tools, programs and practices in place – we can improve organizational effectiveness, unlock potential and contribute to fulfilling careers,” said Cheryl James, Director of Human Resources at Adtalem. “The team has done a fantastic job doing just that, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to accelerate these practices to maximize our efforts.”

James holds a master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Indiana State University. She was named one of the 2021 Top 50 HR Professionals by the National Diversity Conference.

About Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading workforce solutions provider, partners with organizations in the healthcare and financial services industries to address critical workforce needs works by expanding access to education, certifications and development programs at scale. With a focus on delivering strong outcomes that increase workforce readiness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to the global community. Adtalem is the parent organization of ACAMS, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, School of Medicine from Ross University, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University. Adtalem and its institutions have over 10,000 employees and a network of over 275,000 alumni and over 82,000 ACAMS members in 200 countries and territories. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by Newsweek and one of America’s Best Diversity Employers 2021 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter @adtalemglobalLinkedIn or visit for more information.