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Director of Academic Personnel

December 16, 2011 | In General, HR Events

News

Director of Academic Personnel

TO: HR Facilitators

FROM: Bruce W. Carney, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

I am pleased to announce that Gwen Burston has agreed to join the University as the next Director of Academic Personnel. Gwen’s vast experience in human resources includes a previous stint at Carolina as Director of the Employee Services Department. In her current capacity as Director of Human Resources at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Gwen has responsibility for the full suite of human resources functions. She has also previously served as the Director of Human Resources at OWASA.

The Director of Academic Personnel provides leadership and supervision of the Academic Personnel Office and is a critical partner with the business and human resources managers in the University’s Schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. On behalf of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Director works collaboratively with University administrators and managers on faculty recruitment, appointment, employee relations, compensation, performance, and leave issues and also serves as a subject matter expert in interpreting and developing faculty personnel policies and procedures.

Gwen’s professional background and experience is particularly well suited to this role and we look forward to her joining the University on December 19th. Please join us in welcoming Gwen to campus and back to Carolina.