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Inside Iowa State
Jan. 12, 1996

(NOTE: H. Charles Sawka has withdrawn as a candidate for this position.)

Human Resource Services candidates announced

Four candidates for the position of assistant vice president for human resource services will visit campus in January and February.

The candidates are Carla R. Espinoza, partner and a principal investigator with the personnel consulting firm Factfinders, Albuquerque, N.M.; Stephan G. Johnson, director of human resources services with Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston; Dianne M. Rulnick, former assistant vice president, quality programs, and director of university human resources at State University of New York, Stony Brook; and H. Charles Sakwa, director of human resources management at Mississippi State University, Starkville.

Each candidate's two-day visit to campus will include an open forum at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union. The forum schedule is:

-- Espinoza, Thursday, Jan. 25, Gallery

-- Sakwa, Thursday, Feb. 8, Gallery

-- Johnson, Monday, Feb. 12, Gallery

-- Rulnick, Thursday, Feb. 15, Pioneer Room

The position of assistant vice president for human resource services was created last July when several areas were combined into the Office of Human Resource Services. The office encompasses responsibility for the Regents merit system, labor relations, employee benefits, child care, P&S classification, training and development, retirement advising and employee assistance programs. Johnny Pickett, university controller and assistant vice president in business and finance, is overseeing the office during the national search. Following is more information on the candidates. Copies of their vitae are kept in the Reserve Room at the library.

Espinoza. Before working for Factfinders, she was director of the department of human resources at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; assistant vice chancellor of affirmative action and equal opportunity office and adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Irvine; affirmative action compliance officer with the Los Angeles County department of health services; and personnel program manager and personnel analyst with the Los Angeles County personnel department.

She received the B.A. in English in 1971 from California State University, Northridge, and a master's degree in public administration in 1978 from California State University, Los Angeles.

Johnson. Before becoming director of human resources services, he held the positions of director of human resources for North American operations and human resources manager at Pioneer Hi-Bred International. At Proctor and Gamble Co., Cincinnati, he held the positions of employee relations manager, industrial relations specialist, department manager and team manager. He served as a pilot and aircraft commander and a research and development project officer in the United States Air Force and was a manufacturing engineer with The Boeing Co., Seattle.

He received the B.S. in engineering science in 1961 from North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and the M.S. in industrial relations in 1995 from Iowa State.

Rulnick. Before joining the State University of New York, she held several positions in New York, N.Y., including director of personnel for health sciences at Columbia University,director of personnel with Plymouth Shops Inc., and personnel coordinator with Associate Merchandising Corp.

She received the B.A. in English in 1966 from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Sakwa. Before joining Mississippi State University, he was director of personnel at the University of Arizona, Tucson; director of personnel at Tulane University of Louisiana and the Tulane Medical Center Hospital and Clinic, New Orleans; and served in human resources management positions with health care providers in the Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland areas.

He received the B.S. in 1969 from the University of Maryland, College Park, and the M.B.A. in 1975 from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

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