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Release: April 29, 2002

UI interviews three candidates for human resources director

Campus interviews will begin Tuesday, April 30 for three finalists seeking to become the University of Iowa's next associate vice president and director of human resources.

The position became open in July 2001 when Robert S. Foldesi accepted a similar position at the University of Notre Dame. Susan C. Buckley, one of the three candidates for the post, has filled the position on an interim basis since Foldesi's departure.

The interview process includes open forums for each candidate. The candidates and the times of their forums are:

-- Tuesday, April 30, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Illinois Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. Margaret Montgomery Mitchell of Indianapolis, Ind.

-- Thursday, May 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the IMU. Edna B. Chun of Hudson, Ohio.

-- Monday, May 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the IMU. Susan C. Buckley of Iowa City.

Mitchell has been a management consultant since 1997, serving entrepreneurial start-up companies, small businesses and services organizations. From 1994 to 1996 she was the human resources director at Yale University, and prior to that she was the assistant vice president for human resources at Indiana University.

Mitchell, a doctoral candidate in labor studies, holds a master of arts degree in industrial and labor relations from Rutgers, as well as a bachelor of arts degree in political economy from Holy Family College in Torresdale, Pa.

Chun has been the special assistant to the president and vice president for human resources at Kent State University since 2000. From 1998 to 2000 she was the associate vice president for human resources at Portland State University in Oregon. And from 1993 to 1998 she was director of human resources at California Polytechnic State University.

Chun holds a Ph.D. in music with high distinction, piano pedagogy, and a master of music degree with high distinction, piano performance, from Indiana University; a master of arts degree in Chinese literature from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts degree in music from Oberlin College.

Buckley has worked at the UI since 1975. In addition to taking over Foldesi's duties in July 2001, she has been associate director of human resources since January 2001. From 1998 to 2000 she was assistant director of human resources, and the two years previous to that she was a human resources associate at the UI.

Buckley holds a master of science degree in sociology from Purdue University and a bachelor of science degree in sociology from the State University of New York.