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National search underway for new HR leader
Interim chief human resource officer announced

Gloria Hage will serve as the interim chief human resource officer and associate vice president of Human Resources & Affirmative Action (HRAA), pending approval by the Board of Regents.

Timothy Slottow, executive vice president and chief financial officer, announced the interim appointment in a message to HRAA staff Nov. 14.

"Barbara Butterfield, the University's chief human resource officer, will be retiring at the end of December following three years of extraordinary service," Slottow said in his message.

"A national search for her replacement is well underway, thanks to a strong and capable search advisory committee being led by Janet Weiss, associate provost for academic affairs."

Hage will begin her new duties Dec. 8 and will remain in the role until the national search is completed. Slottow said this step will provide the necessary leadership to continue the forward momentum of human resource activities and initiatives.

As the current associate vice president and deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, Hage has worked directly with HRAA leadership since 1992. She has played vital roles in many HRAA projects, including leading a current effort to update the entire body of human resource-related policy at the University, Slottow said.

During the interim appointment, Hage will continue her role in the Office of the General Counsel, but at a reduced level.

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