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Release: Immediate

Barbara Butterfield to interview for UI human resources director position

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Barbara Butterfield, vice president for faculty and staff services and vice president for human resources at Stanford University, will be on the University of Iowa campus Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 3 and 4, to interview for the position of University of Iowa associate vice president and director of human resources. She is the fourth candidate to be interviewed on campus.

In addition to interviews with campus administrators, faculty, staff and students, Butterfield will participate in a public forum to be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room of the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Butterfield has served as Stanford's vice president for faculty and staff services and as vice president for human resources since 1991. From 1987 to 1991, she was vice president of human resources at the University of Pennsylvania. Her previous experience includes service as the director of human resources administration at Duke University (1986-87); director of personnel administration at Michigan State University (1983-86); and manager of personnel services at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. (1966-83).

She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1960, a master's degree in educational administration and foundations in 1974, and a doctorate in educational administration in 1985, both from Southern Illinois University. She has also earned a certificate from the National Association of College and University Business Officers Institute (1982) and has completed the advanced management program through the Aresty Institute for Executive Education at the Wharton School of Business.

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 the 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.