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New Year, New Faces in HR
The Division of Human Resources recently welcomed four new members to its team of experts. Collectively, they bring a wealth of experience from for-profit, nonprofit, and higher education environments.

As director of human resources, Larry Hardy (pictured at right) brings more than 25 years of experience, in which he has directed professional development and training; recruitment and retention programs; labor and employee relations; and Human Resource information systems. In his current role, he will oversee the planning and direction of Employment, Human Resource Information Systems, Employee Relations, Professional Development and Training, and Hartford Campus Human Resource management. Most recently, he was director of human resources at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He holds an MBA from the California State University at Hayward and received his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York, College of Staten Island.

Kathryn Knutsen joins Rensselaer as a safety specialist with more than 18 years experience in the environmental health and safety industry. In her current position, she will oversee environmental compliance, fire prevention, and hazardous materials/waste management programs. Knutsen is a NYS certified Life Safety Code Enforcement Officer and NYS Department of Labor Licensed asbestos monitor, project manager and inspector.

Joanne Hamilton, compensation specialist, brings more than 10 years experience in the administration of corporate compensation systems, employee relations, and recruitment. Her current responsibilities include conducting analyses that support the design, implementation, and administration of Rensselaer’s compensation program, as well as serving as a resource to the community regarding compensation-related programs and policies. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree through Empire State College.

With more than 20 years of experience, Patricia Shannon, executive assistant to the vice president, holds a business diploma in marketing, a degree in management from the Royal Society of Arts, and she is a licensed real estate agent in the state of New York. Prior to joining Rensselaer, she worked for Coldwell Banker, Med-e-Gate Corporation, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 2, January 31, 2008
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