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