Beth Garland

Senior Vice President of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP)

Beth Garland is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Ultimate Medical Academy where she is responsible for developing and implementing integrated Human Resources strategies that encompass recruiting, engagement, talent management, and HR operations.

Garland joined UMA in December 2015 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations and has led several initiatives to improve and support career outcomes for students, including cultivating the Alumni Services team and a Regional Strategic Partnerships team, while launching a national UMA branding effort in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining UMA, Garland held the role of Chief Business Officer and Executive Director for Innovative Education, the online and continuing education unit of the University of South Florida. She also served in senior leadership roles for multiple startups in the education space. Garland holds a B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and as the Event Chair of the American Cancer Society 2019 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Tampa Walk.

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