2008.08.12 > For Immediate Release
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Anderson Named Director of UNO Human Resources
Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Bill Conley announced today that Mollie K. Anderson has been named director of UNO Human Resources.
Anderson brings to the university more than 20 years of public and private sector human resources management experience.
"I look forward to her joining our administrative team and to her leadership of this important area on our campus," Conley said. "Mollie's experience with human resources, particularly in state government entities, coupled with her outstanding record of leadership and accomplishments, is a great fit for UNO."
Anderson is currently the director of the Department of Administrative Services for the state of Iowa. Prior positions include serving as director of the Department of Personnel for the state of Iowa, Human Resources director for the state of Nebraska, Human Resources director at Duncan Aviation, deputy commissioner at the Nebraska Department of Labor and executive director of Job Training of Greater Nebraska.
Anderson received herbachelor's degree in behavioral science from Midland Lutheran College and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and has earned the SHRM professional designation as a senior human resources professional. In July 2005, Anderson graduated from the Kennedy School of Government's Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University.
"It is tremendously exciting for me to be coming home to Nebraska and to be joining UNO. UNO has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to be a part of its future," Anderson said. Anderson joins UNO administration Oct. 1. She succeeds Rod Oberle, who retired in May 2008. Anderson was chosen after a national search chaired by Oberle. Anderson was one of five finalists for the position.
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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.
UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.
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