Trinity University has named James Hertel as its new interim chief human resources officer. He will oversee the implementation of new people-focused strategies and administrative processes for the University.
Hertel recently served for five years as the executive director of human resources and campus CHRO at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Previously, he was director of culture and people development at Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., a global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
“I am delighted to have Jim on board to lead the transformation of Trinity’s human resources department,” says Gary Logan, vice president for finance and administration. “He has a proven track record of integrating the many components of HR to best serve employees and the University.”
In his previous roles, Hertel helped transform HR departments into a professional service delivery model that is responsive to employees’ needs, including the implementation of numerous human resources information systems (HRIS) technology platforms.
“Trinity has a sterling reputation, thanks to its exceptional, highly engaged faculty and staff. I look forward to working with them and establishing employee-focused processes and programs that can help them be more efficient when interacting with the HR team,” says Hertel.
In addition to Hertel, Trinity has hired four new HR staff members to fill vacancies and implement Trinity’s new HRIS platform:
- Karen Collins - Senior Compensation Analyst
- Carolyn Greening - Employment Specialist
- Cindy Holmes - Employee Benefits Specialist
- Monique Williams - Workday Functional Lead
Hertel will serve as the interim CHRO through December 31. The national search for a permanent CHRO will begin in early September.