West Chester University Human Resource Association
West Chester University Human Resources Association (WCUHRA) is a student-affiliated
chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM. The purpose of the
WCUHRA is to provide opportunities for students interested in human resources to connect
with other students and HR professionals in the region to learn more about the dynamic
field of HR. The group promotes the exchange of work-related experience of established
business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty
members through open forums and information exchanges.
WCUHRA Officers 2023-24
President: Lacey Layberger
Vice President: Riley Ward
WCUHRA sponsors two meetings per semester that are open to all students. Membership is free to interested students. However, students who are serious about pursuing a career in HR are strongly encouraged to join the National SHRM as student members.
WCUHRA members can participate in the many HR activities throughout the year, including:
Participation in local SHRM chapter meetings
At a recent West Chester University Human Resource Association (WCUHRA) meeting, the organization welcomed Gretchen E. Adams, the Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Tower Health located in Reading PA, as the guest speaker. Gretchen spoke about the field of human resources, the challenges of attracting and retaining employees especially with the low rate of unemployment, how to overcome the challenges of talent acquisition, and touched on some “hot” topics that human resources professionals are facing today such as the potential barriers of using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
From left to right: Joann Puccino, former WCUHRA President; Gretchen Adams, VP of Talent Acquisition, Tower Health; Heidi Lichty, WCU MS in HRM Student
To request more information, contact the WCU Human Resource Association today.