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Release: May 14. 2001
Buckley named interim director of human resources
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Susan Buckley has been named interim associate vice president
and director of human resources at the University of Iowa. Buckley, who is
currently associate director of human resources, will assume her new duties
on July 1.
"I am very pleased that Sue has agreed to accept this appointment,"
said Doug True, UI vice president and treasurer. "She is well-known and
respected by human resources professionals at the university and throughout
the Iowa City and Coralville community." The decision to offer the interim
position to Buckley came after consultation with human resources staff members
and with human resources representatives across campus, he added.
Buckley is a long-time university employee, having worked for more than
25 years in a variety of positions. She has been with the universitys
central human resources office since 1995. Prior to that she served as director
of the UIs pre-vocational training program, as director of the Womens
Resource and Action Center, as facilities coordinator for womens athletics,
and as coordinator of the Action Studies Program.
Buckley also has a long history of service to the university. She currently
chairs the University Diversity Committee and since 1994 has been a member
of the Presidents Council on Strategic Implementation. She was president
of the University Staff Council during the 1990-91 academic year and was chair
of the Staff Budgetary Planning and Review Committee from 1991-94.
In 1998, she was a Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award winner.
Buckley holds a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the State University
of New York at Cortland and a master of science in sociology from Purdue University.
Buckleys appointment follows the announcement that current human resources
director Robert Foldesi will be leaving the University of Iowa to become associate
vice president for human relations at the University of Notre Dame. Vice president
True said that the timing of a search for a permanent replacement for Foldesi
has not yet been determined.