Dr. Mimi Ruebsamen, Executive Director of Louisiana State University’s Human Resource Management office, and a recent PhD graduate of the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, has just been elected the 2014 President of the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM chapter. The department is proud of Dr. Ruebsamen, and wishes her the best in the this new role! We know that the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM chapter will benefit greatly from her leadership!
Dr. Bates has been asked to continue to serve as the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Technical Advisor, assisting the Regional Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART) and the University of the West Indies, in Kingston, Jamaica in the strengthening national healthcare systems across several Caribbean countries. The department is very excited that Dr. Bates has been asked to continue in this role for another year!
Dr. Burnett, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture / Dr. Holton, Interim Director of SHREWD
Over the holidays, Dr. Michael Burnett, who has served as the Director of the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development since 1995, was offered the opportunity to serve as the Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture. In this newly created role, Mike will be responsible for assisting with the daily oversight of the Dean’s Office, conducting routine administrative duties and taking the lead on major initiatives, particularly those involving academic programs in the College of Agriculture. We congratulate Mike on this new professional development opportunity and are pleased that he intends to continue supporting the educational mission of his tenure home in SHREWD through graduate course instruction and service on doctoral dissertation committees. Given this transition, I have asked our Interim Associate Dean for Distance Learning and Leadership, Dr. Ed Holton, to take on the additional role of Interim Director of SHREWD effective January 13, 2014, while permanent leadership options are explored. Please join me in thanking Ed for taking on this important responsibility!