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Human Resources

Human Resources

  • Hired more than 300 new faculty members since Fall 1999.
  • Created new senior leadership team for the university
    • Provost
    • Chief of Staff/Associate Vice President, Policy and Planning
    • Vice President for Research
    • Vice President for Student Life
    • Vice President for Institute Advancement
    • Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations
    • Chief Information Officer
    • Vice President for Administration
    • Vice President for Human Resources
    • Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel
    • Dean of Engineering
    • Dean of Science
    • Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Dean of the Lally School of Management & Technology
    • Vice President and Dean, Rensselaer at Hartford
    • Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
    • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
    • Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship
    • Vice President for Enrollment
    • Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer
    • Dean of the First Year Experience
    • Assistant Vice President for the Student Experience
    • Associate Vice President and Director, Athletics
    • Executive Director, Office of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and New Ventures
    • Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management
    • Director, Emergency Management
  • Elevated Human Resources to vice presidential level division and hired Vice President as a university officer.
  • Elevated Enrollment Management to vice presidential level division and hired Vice President as a university officer.
  • Created Strategic Communications and External Relations portfolio, and hired Vice President as a university officer.
  • Hired first director for EMPAC.
  • Hired first Dean of the First-Year Experience.
  • Hired Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education.
  • Hired new athletics director.
  • Hired new men’s ice hockey coach (2006).
  • Created Office of Graduate Education (OGE), and position of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education.
  • Established new positions for class deans and residential cluster deans.
  • Established position of Assistant Dean for Off-Campus Students.
  • Created Office of Vice President for Research and appointed Vice President of Research as university officer.
  • Appointed Associate Vice President for Research/Physical and Engineering Sciences.
  • Appointed Assistant Vice President for Research.
  • Appointed a vice provost charged with infusing entrepreneurship across the curriculum with an emphasis on educational programs.
  • Hired first “world-class constellations” of faculty in Biotechnology, IT, and Physics.
  • Developed Total Compensation System based on:
    • Development of Performance Management Tools.
    • Redefinition of positions and rebaselining of salaries.
    • Development of career ladders for staff.
    • Comprehensive performance appraisal system.
  • Implemented new hiring protocol for faculty and staff.
  • Developed orientation program for new faculty and staff hires.
  • Elevated standards for faculty promotion and tenure.
  • Created staff education and development program.
  • Increased employee and retirement benefits while decreasing or moderating costs to employee and to Rensselaer.
  • Defined as a university core enterprise.
  • Created new Office of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and New Ventures and developed new Intellectual Property policy.
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