David L. Chaplin II

Office of the Dean

Senior HR Business Partner

David L. Chaplin II

Skytop Office Building
640 Skytop Rd. Suite 101


David L. Chaplin II, Esq. recently joined Syracuse University staff as a senior HR business partner (SHRBP). He will be serving the College of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Chaplin has served in the public sector for over eight years, most recently as senior deputy county attorney with the Onondaga County Attorney Office. Prior to that, for over three years he led a team of HR professionals as director of two personnel divisions, Employee Relations and Civil Service Administration. Immediately prior to his arrival, during this global pandemic, Chaplin was actively monitoring the labor laws and human resources developments for municipal compliance regarding national and statewide COVID-19 response measures and best practices.

As an alumnus of the College of Law, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Maxwell School, receiving his joint-triple graduate degree in Spring 2013, Chaplin is excited to return to serve this community in all facets under the purview of his responsibility. As VPA's SHRBP he will work in partnership with staff and senior leadership to shape, develop, and deliver HR plans and strategy in line with the college's needs and priorities.