Four Northwestern administrators appointed to vice president positions

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

Four Northwestern administrators were selected as vice presidents at the Board of Trustees’ recent meeting, the University announced Wednesday.

Pamela Beemer, James Hurley, Ronald Nayler and Ingrid Stafford were all previously associate vice presidents at the University.

Beemer, associate vice president for human resources at the University since 2007, has “extensive strategic leadership and management experience” in human resources, according to the release. Prior to her position at NU, Beemer was assistant vice president for human resources at Michigan State University.

Outside of education, Beemer has served as president of the Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives and board member of numerous human resources organizations.

Before joining NU in 2006 as associate vice president for budget and planning, Hurley served in the same role at Brandeis University and as associate dean for administration and finance at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He is NU’s budget officer and leads a team of 12 in managing the University’s $2 billion budget.

Nayler has been at the University since 1997 and was the first associate vice president for facilities management, where he oversees the development of campus buildings. He was previously associate vice president for facilities at the State University of New York at Buffalo and held various facilities positions at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Connecticut.

In August, NU announced Nayler would retire at the end of 2014. University spokesman Al Cubbage said in an email to The Daily that Nayler still plans to retire later this year.

Stafford, who began at NU as associate vice president for financial operations and treasurer in 2006, has held various positions throughout the University since 1977. Stafford is responsible for nine different areas within the University’s finances and manages its relations with credit rating agencies Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Fitch Ratings.

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