VPFA ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
I am very excited to announce that Mark Schmelz has accepted my offer to serve as our new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), pending review and approval of necessary search documentation. We anticipate that Mark will assume his new position full-time on June 1, 2019.
As CHRO, Mark will be responsible for leading our Human Resources team as we continue to build and improve our HR services and programs for campus.
Mark joins us with 20 years of experience in human resources, including 11 years leading employee and labor relations efforts in higher education. He currently serves as the CHRO for the University of Maine system, which has seven universities, as well as a law school and an additional 31 course sites, and a population of more than 29,000 students and approximately 5,400 employees. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Shippensburg University.
I would like to thank Kaia Rogers and Missy Matella for their leadership of HR over the last year. I also wish to thank the search committee for their efforts to bring a very accomplished slate of candidates to campus.
Please join me in welcoming Mark to our community.
Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO
Greg Stripp, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President (chair); Erica Daley, Associate Dean of Finance and Operations, Law School; Kassy Fisher, Associate Vice President for Campus Services and Chief of Staff to the VPFA; Gary Malone, Co-Generation Engineer, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, and SEIU representative; Missy Matella, Senior Director of Employee and Labor Relations, HR; Kelly Pembleton, Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff to the VP for Equity and Inclusion; Scott Pratt, Executive Vice Provost; Kevin Reed, Vice President and General Counsel; Kaia Rogers, Senior Director of Programs, Services and Strategic Initiatives, HR; Leslie Wolgamott, Director of Financial Services, Advancement, and representative from OA Council; Nathan Whalen, Senior Instructor, Romance Languages, and faculty representative. Evey Lennon, Administrative Manager, Office of the VPFA, staffs the search.