Carnegie Mellon University appoints Michelle Piekutowski As Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Piekutowski

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on the appointment of Michelle Piekutowski as its new Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Koya has partnered with CMU on numerous leadership recruitment, including the Vice President of Operations search, which resulted in the placement of Rodney P. McClendon. We are thrilled to have led another successful search for CMU.

Piekutowski’s selection was made after a comprehensive national search.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon is a private, global research university. Internationally renowned in fields such as artificial intelligence, the performing arts, brain science, technology-enhanced learning, cybersecurity, design, robotics, and big data, CMU challenges the curious and passionate to deliver work that matters. CMU scholars stand tall among Nobel Laureates, Turing Award winners, national academy members and other global leaders in research and creativity.

Piekutowski comes to CMU with over 14 years of human resources and leadership experience in higher education. Most recently, she was the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Director at Clemson University.

Piekutowski has served on the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium advisory board and sits on the HR Council for The Conference Board. She is an HR legislative advocate for the Society of Human Resource Management and was a past president and vice president for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

An expert in her field, Piekutowski has presented on best practices in strategic HR analytics in higher education, diversity and inclusion training in higher education, successful competitive compensation programs and on providing best practices in strategic HR analytics through dashboards.

She received a bachelor’s degree in business education from Western Carolina University and a master’s degree in human resource development from Clemson.