Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations

Brian D. Burnett

The University of Minnesota has launched a national search for its next Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.

A search committee convened in April 2019.  The committee is co-chaired by Mos Kaveh, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Gail Klatt, Chief Auditor of the Office of Internal Audits. 

The position profile is available below.  The search firm Witt/Kieffer has been retained to partner with the search committee to develop a robust and diverse pool of qualified candidates. 



Search Updates


March 14, 2019 - Announcement of search

April 9, 2019 - Launch of search

April 18, 2019 - Charge letter released




Position Profile

Reporting to the President and an active member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President of Human Resources will be a strategic doer focused on cultivating and championing our greatest asset - our people. This individual will be deeply dedicated to employee well-being while valuing this positive investment and its direct ties to our central mission.





Nominations and Applications

We aim to develop a rich and diverse candidate pool and we seek your assistance in bringing this opportunity to the attention of well-qualified individuals here and at other universities and organizations across the country. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by July 22, 2019. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the position profile and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent electronically via email to the University of Minnesota's consultants Jim King, John Thornburgh, and Melissa Fincher at







For More Information

For more information about the search process, please contact: 


Liz Eull, Chief of Staff, Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations



The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, general identity, or gender expression.


The University's mission, carried out on multiple campuses and throughout the state, is threefold: research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and public service. 

Search Committee

Mos Kaveh

Dean, College of Science of Engineering, Co-chair


Gail Klatt

Chief Auditor, Internal Audit, Co-chair


Fernando Bucaro

Finance Director, Office of the Vice President for Research


Lori Carrell

Chancellor, UM-Rochester


Tina Falkner

Director, Student Finance, Academic Support Resources. Chair, Benefits Advisory Committee


Colleen Flaherty Manchester

Associate Professor, Work & Organizations, Carlson School of Management. Member, Retirement Plan Governance Committee. Member, Faculty Consultative Committee


Bernie Gulachek

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology


Erin Heath

Project Coordinator and Chief of Staff, Institutional Analysis. Member, P&A Consultative Committee


Boyd Kumher

Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Institutional Compliance


Monica Luciana

Professor, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts. Member, Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs


Tina Marisam

Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Office of Equity and Diversity


Ray Muno

Information Technology Manager, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, College of Science and Engineering. Past Chair, Civil Service Consultative Committee


Mary Rohman Kuhl

Director, Compensation and Classification, Office of Human Resources


Rebecca Ropers

Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost


Mani Vang

Human Resources Director, College of Education and Human Development


Jacqueline Williams-Roll

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, General Mills