UServices Leadership Searches

Searches are underway for several members of the Vice President's leadership team. These vacancies occurred during the search for a permanent Vice President, and the positions have been filled in interim roles.  Updates will be posted here as they are available.

Human Resources

01/26/2018 - Vice President Berthelsen is pleased to announce that Ann Durushia has accepted his offer to fill the Director of Human Resources position. Ann has served as interim director since July 2016.

Ann has more than two decades of HR experience here at the U. She has had the opportunity to work as the HR business partner for almost all of U Services' units, and has built positive relationships across the U. Under her leadership the USHR team has continued to provide high quality service and have implemented several new initiatives to support our U Services Goal to Engage and Support Employees. Vice President Berthelsen has great faith in her knowledge, judgement, and dedication.

Thanks the search committee members, Laurie Scheich (chair), Shelly Carthen Watson, Matt Clark, Mike Overline, Valerie Watson, and Paige Rohman, who staffed the committee, for their outstanding and thorough work.

Facilities Management

01/30/2018 - The search committee has received their packet of applicants who met the minimum qualifications for the Associate Vice President position. They will review applications, select and interview semifinalists, and forward a slate of finalists to Vice President Berthelsen for consideration. Finalists are anticipated to be on campus during the week of February 26. Time is being held for public forums each day at 1:45 pm in 310 Anderson Hall on the West Bank.

Search committee members include Leslie Krueger and Shaan Hamilton (co-chairs), Cathy Abene, Annika Carlstead, David Crane, Daniel Elliot, Lee Loudermill, and Harry Melander. Curt Holewa from U Services HR is staff to the committee.

Capital Project Management

01/22/2018 - The search is underway for the next Assistant Vice President in CPM. Qualified applicants can find details about the position and a link to apply at http://z.umn.edu/avpcpm until February 21. Please help recruit any qualified individuals you may know, or you may also submit names to Coy Hillstead in U Services HR.

Search committee members include Brian Swanson and Katharine Bonneson (co-chairs), Don Adderly, Trevor Dickie, Cindy Harper, Bryan Herrman, Steven Lott, Linda Weingarten, and Katherine Leonidas. Coy Hillstead from U Services HR is staff to the committee.

Planning, Space, and Real Estate

01/22/2018 - The search is underway for the Assistant Vice President in the newly aligned Planning, Space, and Real Estate organization. Qualified applicants can find details about the position and a link to apply at http://z.umn.edu/avppsre until February 21. Please help recruit any qualified individuals you may know, or you may also submit names to Coy Hillstead in U Services HR.

Search committee members include Ken Kerns and Mike Volna (co-chairs), Ian Baebenroth, Jon Dostal, Gail Sauter, John Seidelmann, Shari Zeise, and Sarah Harris. Coy Hillstead from U Services HR is staff to the committee.