Following a national search, Susan McGarry Basso has been named senior vice president for talent, culture and human resources at The Ohio State University.
She will play a vital role in ensuring that the university is a model for HR and supporting talent, aligned with work to strengthen Ohio State’s position as a leading national flagship public research university.
As Ohio State’s chief HR officer, she will provide leadership across all HR organizations to enhance overall culture and foster strategic collaborations that drive organizational effectiveness in support of the university’s mission and vision.
Basso brings more than 25 years of leadership experience, most recently as vice president for HR at Pennsylvania State University. During her seven-year tenure, she served as the chief HR officer across multiple campuses — leading transformational efforts in shared services, efficiencies and innovative HR systems.
Prior to that, she led HR for Seton Hall University and served as chief of staff to the president at East Stroudsburg University. Basso serves as immediate past chair of the Association of American Universities Human Resource Institute. She has held numerous leadership roles with the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, including eastern region board member as well as New York metro chapter founding board member and president.
She also recently served for three years on the national advisory council for the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund.
Pending approval by Ohio State’s Board of Trustees, her role is effective September 5.