Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) has hired Sinclair Hugh

as the director of human resources. He is already quite familiar with

WesternU, having worked as a consultant to the University in staff

development and human resource policy for close to 10 years.

Hugh is a certified senior professional in human resources who teaches

courses in human resource management at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Long

Beach. He has authored articles on human resources for business journals

and is a frequent speaker for professional associations. He has served as

an expert witness in more than 100 court cases involving sexual

harassment, discrimination, negligent hiring and wrongful termination.

“”I decided to come to WesternU full time because I enjoy working in

academia and this university has always been my favorite client,”” Hugh

said. “”I’m especially interested in staff development.””

Hugh said that one of his first projects will be meeting with department

heads to evaluate human resource needs in all areas of the University. He

also plans to work with the recently established Staff Development Center.

“”I want to make sure the services provided by the human resources

department align with the direction in which the University is heading,””

Hugh said.

The Irvine resident earned both his bachelor’s in business administration

management and his master’s in public administration from the University

of Denver. He travels to the Colegio de Idiomas de Baja California in

Ensenada monthly for Spanish classes, an interest he has pursued for

almost five years. Hugh is a board member for Community Service Programs,

an Irvine-based non-profit organization that works with law enforcement

programs in Orange County, and also holds membership with the Forensic

Consultants Association of Orange County.

According to Stuart Wiener, executive vice president of

finance/administration and chief operating officer of WesternU, Hugh

brings the University invaluable expertise.

“”As our programs and departments grow, so must our professional staff,””

Wiener said. “”Having someone with Sinclair’s experience and background

leading our human resources department will help us maintain our level of

selection and training while we continue to expand our service to the

University community.””

Hugh resides with his wife, mother, and two teenage children.