Northwestern begins search for next vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer


Source: Northwestern Now

Pamela Beemer, Northwestern’s vice president for human resources and chief human resource officer. Beemer will step down from the position at the end of August, and University officials have begun a search for her replacement.

Cameron Cook, Web Editor

Northwestern has launched a search committee to find the University’s next vice president for human resources and chief human resource officer, according to a Wednesday news release.

The committee, chaired by General Counsel Stephanie Graham, will identify finalists for the position left vacant by Pamela Beemer, who will step down at the end of August. Beemer held the position for five years, but worked for the University for a total of 12. In her time at Northwestern, Beemer worked to increase staff engagement, improve benefit programs and investments in leadership programs.

The committee comprises 11 professors and administrators, and will “begin its work immediately,” aided by Koya Leadership Partners, a search firm that specializes in higher education employment. The committee will build on work begun in the spring to “solicit community input about the desired attributes and experience of a successful candidate.”

The search will include both internal and external applicants, University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily.

Committee members will “contribute valuable insights on the key characteristics and skills of Northwestern’s next human resource leader,” Craig Johnson, the senior vice president for business and finance, said in the release. “I look forward to receiving the advice and counsel of the committee.”

The University expects to conclude the search sometime this coming fall, Rowley said.

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