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Release: May 4, 2001

Foldesi resigns to take human resources position at Notre Dame

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Robert S. Foldesi, University of Iowa associate vice president and director of human resources, announced today that he is resigning to take a similar position at the University of Notre Dame. Foldesi will become associate vice president for human resources at Notre Dame, effective July 1.

"I have been very happy at the University of Iowa and was not looking for another job, but I was approached by Notre Dame with a very attractive professional opportunity," Foldesi said. "I am sad to leave the university and the many friends I have made here, but I am looking forward to the challenges of this new position. I want to say a special 'thanks' to my colleagues and friends in human resources at the University of Iowa for making my tenure here a very enjoyable one."

Doug True, UI vice president for finance and university services, said, "Bob Foldesi has done an outstanding job at the University of Iowa and created a number of new initiatives of great importance to our faculty and staff. We all wish him well in his new position." True added that over the next several days he would be giving consideration on interim arrangements for human resources after Foldesi's departure.

Foldesi came to the UI in May of 1997. Prior to his appointment here, he served in human resources and administrative roles at Ford Motor Company and at institutions of higher education in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. He has been active in leadership roles at both the regional and national level of the College and University Professional Association-Human Resources and has served as an adjunct faculty member at each of the institutions where he worked.

He received his B.S. degree from Central Michigan University in 1968 and an M.A. from the same institution in 1975.