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Faculty Profile
Karen Gilbert
Director of Human Resources
Karen Gilbert serves as the director of human resources at Whitefield Academy. She joined the WolfPack in 2021, and she brought with her 20 years of experience in higher education human resources, including serving as the associate vice president for human resources at Agnes Scott College. Gilbert earned a B.S. in business and merchandising from Auburn University, and she holds two human resources certifications- SPHR and SHRM-SCP.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield:
I was attracted to Whitefield Academy by its mission and the opportunity to work in a Christian environment.

Why I love my job:
I love human resources because it allows me to be intimately involved in the mission by serving employees and managers and enabling them to focus on their work. I facilitate solutions to problems and hopefully enhance the work environment for all.

On a personal note

About my family:
I have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

I grew up in Smicksburg, Pennsylvania and have lived in metro-Atlanta since 1994.