Dec. 8, 2011

Trainor tapped as next HRS leader

by Erin Rosacker

David Trainor has been named Iowa State's associate vice president for human resource services, beginning Jan. 17, 2012. He replaces Carla Espinoza, who will coordinate ISU's development of the Kuali People Management project during her phased retirement.

As associate vice president for HRS, Trainor will work closely with university units in providing leadership in overseeing human resource:

  • Organizational development and review
  • Performance management
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Compensation
  • Recruitment
  • Benefits, including worker's compensation, child care and student health insurance

The position reports to vice president for business and finance Warren Madden.

"I am pleased that David has accepted this position at Iowa State," Madden said. "His background and experience will be an asset to the university as we continue to improve and respond to the increasing human resources needs of faculty, staff, students and organizational units in these challenging and complex times."

Trainor spent the last five years in the Connecticut State University system, which includes Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State universities. He was hired as associate vice chancellor for human resources and labor relations in 2006 and added duties as executive assistant to the chancellor in 2008. He also served six years (2000-06) as associate vice president for human resources at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, and six years (1994-2000) for the Wachusett (Mass.) Regional School District.

Trainor earned his bachelor's degree (1990) from College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., and his law degree (1996) from the New England School of Law, Boston.