Ursula HairstonHuman Resources Director

Ursula Hairston was named Human Resources Director for DEQ in April 2017. The Human Resources Division in DEQ carries out a broad spectrum of human resources related activities for the department.

Hairston spent more than six years at N.C. State University serving as the Assistant Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity. Before her time at NCSU, she was the director of Human Resources for the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management and the Office of the Governor.

Hairston has spent the majority of her career striving to improve the work culture and conditions for employees at all levels of the organization. Hairston received her bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, her master's in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.