Lorraine Ortiz, JD, sHRBP, has been selected to serve as Vice President, Human Resources at Butler University, effective June 1, 2021.
In her new role, Ortiz will lead the transformation of Butler’s Human Resources division into a strategic, trusted campus partner that provides responsive policies, services, and programs for the Butler community. She will lead and implement process and technology improvements to ensure that faculty and staff have access to consistent, high quality HR information, services, and resources; serve as the chief advocate and strategist for issues related to people; and provide inspirational leadership to an evolving team of HR professionals. Additionally, Ortiz will help provide campus-wide leadership in operationalizing Butler’s commitment to the racial and ethnic diversification of the staff and faculty, and further existing efforts to perpetuate equitable and inclusive work environments.
“Lorrie has proven leadership and management skills and a record of success developing and implementing HR programs, plans, policies, and procedures,” Butler University President James M. Danko said. “I expect that she will be highly successful at furthering the good work that has already been done in attracting and retaining some of the nation’s top faculty and staff.”
Ortiz arrives at Butler from Riley Children’s Health, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2016. Prior to joining Riley, Ortiz served for four years as Director of Human Resources – Retail Division at Goodwill Industries of Central and Southern Indiana. She also served for four years as the Director of Human Resources for MCL Restaurant and Bakery. She began her career in California, where she held human resources positions with 99 Cents Only Stores, Inc.; County of Orange, Social Services Agency; and Coaster Company of America.
“I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the outstanding leadership team at Butler University,” Ortiz said. “The transformation that has occurred under President Danko’s leadership over the past 10 years is simply amazing, and I look forward to continuing that transformation over the next decade. I can’t wait to get started!”
Ortiz earned a B.A. in English from Whittier College in California. She earned a J.D. from Santa Clara School of Law, also in California. She holds certifications from several organizations, including International Coaching Federation, Gallup Cliftonstrengths, Kornferry, and Prosci Change Management.
About Butler University
Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 800 graduate students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 30 countries. More than 75 percent of Butler students will participate in some form of internship, and Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 98 percent placement rate within six months of graduation. The University was recently listed as the No. 1 regional university in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, in addition to being included in The Princeton Review’s annual “best colleges” guidebook.