Delphia Howze

Office of the Dean

Senior Human Resources Business Partner to VPA

Delphia Howze

Office of Human Resources
Skytop Office Building
Syracuse, New York 13244

Delphia Howze is a forward-thinking human resources (HR) and diversity & inclusion (D&I) leader with more than 20 years of successful experience in helping organizations leverage human capital and diversity to create and strengthen inclusive environments. 

Her areas of experience and expertise include developing and implementing HR and D&I strategies, training and development, mentoring and coaching, leadership development, AAP programs, and immigration petitions.

As the senior human resources business partner at Syracuse University, Howze is responsible for working in partnership with the senior leaders, key stakeholders and HR colleagues to shape, develop, and deliver HR plans and strategy in line with the needs and priorities of the institution.

Throughout her career, Howze has enhanced her skills as an HR professional and D&I leader through roles of increasing responsibility held in industries such as retail, banking, energy, trucking and logistics, consulting, and higher education.  She serves a diversity & inclusion expertise panel member for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as the president for the Society for Human Resource Management of Tompkins County (SHRMTC).  Howze consistently demonstrates her commitment to HR and D&I by serving as a board and trustee member to a variety of organizations.  She also works closely with students as adjunct professor.

Delphia holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Point Park University, and project management certification from Villanova University.  She also maintains PHR certification through HRCI and holds SHRM-CP certification through the Society of Human Resources Management.


  • MBA, Point Park University
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • Project Management Certification, Villanova University