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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 university’s central human resources office since 1995. Prior to that she served as director of the UI’s pre-vocational training program, as director of the Women’s Resource and Action Center, as facilities coordinator for women’s 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 President’s 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.

Buckley’s 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.