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Release: Immediate

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 on campus.

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, Jan. 31.

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 is appointed.