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Iowa City IA 52242
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Louis J. Rose to interview for UI human resources director position
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Louis J. Rose, human resources officer for the United
States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, will be
on the University of Iowa campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30 and 31, to
interview for the position of University of Iowa associate vice president
and director of human resources. He is the third candidate to be interviewed
In addition to interviews with campus administrators, faculty, staff
and students, Rose will participate in an open forum to be held from 8:30
to 9:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room of the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday,
Rose has served in his current position since 1991. The U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for the Northern District of Illinois is located in Chicago and processes
over 30,000 cases a year.
Rose has also worked as director of human resources for the State University
of New York at Stony Brook (1988-1991), where he directed a staff of 38
employees and administered four union contracts that covered 99 percent
of the University's 8,400 employees. Prior to that, he served for 22 years
as director of employment for the University of Chicago and the University
of Chicago Medical Center.
He earned his bachelor's degree in group work education and administration
from George Williams College in Downers Grove, Ill., in 1966; did graduate
work in the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois
from 1966-67; and earned a certificate in advanced management in 1976 from
the University of Chicago Industrial Relations Center.
The associate vice president and director of human resources reports
directly to the UI vice president for finance and university services and
provides human resource leadership for the UI's Regents merit system staff
as well as the UI's professional and scientific staff.
Responsibilities of the position include the classification and compensation
system for professional and scientific staff; adherence to policies and
procedures for the Regents merit staff; the relationships with organized
staff and graduate assistants and the unions that represent them; professional
development, fringe benefit programs, child care support activities and
administration of the human resources budget.
The associate vice president works closely with Office of Affirmative
Action, the retirement and insurance committee, the elected staff council,
deans, vice presidents and the staff of the Board of Regents office as
well as other Regents' universities, on human resource issues.
The new associate vice president will replace Mary Jo Small, associate
vice president for finance and university services, who has served in that
position since 1982. She joined the UI in 1972 as assistant vice president
in charge of personnel matters. Small will begin a two-year phased retirement
as soon as the new associate vice president and director of human resources