New Leader at Human Resources
Posted September 22, 1999
She comes to Berkeley from the University of Texas at Austin, where she held the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources.
Haire has an array of experience in key areas of human resources, particularly with organizational development and continuous improvement. At Texas, which has 49,000 students and 20,000 employees, she and her staff worked in teams with campus departments to improve human resources's services. Among the changes made there were shorter turnaround times for job applications and a greater use of technology, allowing Human Resources staff more time to work directly with campus departments.
Haire says change and improvement are not one-time events; they must be addressed on a routine basis.
"I am energized by the commitment to improving human resources services that I was shown by everyone at Berkeley," said Haire. "From the chancellor and his cabinet, to the staff in Human Resources, I sensed a real commitment to improving customer service, and continually improving the processes within Human Resources and on the campus.
"I am really looking forward to being a part of that change," she said. "I am honored to have been selected to lead the next evolution of Human Resource services and be a part of the Berkeley management team."
Haire plans to meet with management and staff to discuss the first steps in building a process for sustained change. One of her earliest opportunities to meet staff will be a welcome reception 4 - 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in the Alumni House's Toll Room.