An advisory committee has been named in the search for the next associate vice president for human resources.

Associate Vice President Laurita Thomas plans to retire in late 2019 after transitioning her responsibilities to her successor.

Upon her retirement from U-M, Thomas will become president of the American Research Universities Human Resources Institute, which was formed to strengthen HR leadership in higher education by serving as a catalyst in elevating HR executive development at the top 62 major research universities. U-M is one of those universities.

The search advisory committee to help find Thomas’ successor is co-chaired by Tim Lynch, vice president and general counsel, and Dee Hunt, chief human resources officer for Michigan Medicine.

Additional committee members include:

• Cheri Alexander, executive director of corporate learning, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

• Keisha Blevins, chief of staff, UM-Dearborn Office of the Chancellor.

• Damon Chapman, training specialist, Health Information Technology and Services.

• Dilip Das, assistant vice provost for academic affairs, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

• John Hirsch, program manager, Facilities and Operations.

• Beth Manning, director of human resources, UM-Flint.

• Teresa Oesterle, deputy director, Division of Public Safety and Security.

• Catherine Shaw, associate vice provost for faculty affairs, Office of the Provost.

• Richard Tolman, Sheldon D. Rose Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work; and research professor, Center for Human Growth and Development.

• Michael Wellman, associate dean of academic affairs and Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering.

The advisory committee is assisted by Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm with a higher education practice.

Interested candidates can learn more by visiting the search firm’s recruiting page or the U-M Careers website.

The job will be posted through May 24, 2019. Applications must be submitted through the search firm’s website to be considered.

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