To:           Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

From:       Bill Sullivan, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Date:        June 7, 2016

Re:           Vice President for Human Resources

With mixed emotions, I announce that Trent Klingerman, who has served as Vice President for Human Resources on an interim then permanent basis since September 2014, has accepted a position as Chief Deputy Counsel in the University’s Office of Legal Counsel.  I share in Trent’s excitement that he will return to a role that utilizes his passion for the law.  Trent brought great leadership, energy and innovation during his tenure in Human Resources and we will benefit from his leadership for years to come.

Trent has agreed to remain in his current role until a successor is selected.  In that regard, we will immediately commence a search for a leader with a proven track record of developing and executing a well-organized Human Resources strategy that drives high performance and is in line with the University’s educational, financial, operational and human capital goals.  The successful candidate must have extensive experience leading a human resource function in a large, complex organization, including experience in Organizational Change Management, Human Resources Information Systems, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Leadership and Organizational Development, Compensation and Benefits.

Gina DelSanto, Chief of Staff, will chair the search committee, whose members include: 

Please join me in wishing Trent well in this new endeavor.

Note:  Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.