GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY: Walsh named new AVP for human resources

Source: Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University issued the following announcement on June 27.

Maureen M. Walsh was named associate vice president for Human Resources at Grand Valley.

Walsh most recently served as director of human resources at Aquinas College, where she was a member of the President's Cabinet. At Aquinas, she led the transformation of the human resources function from an outsourced service department to a strategic campus partner.

Prior to her role at Aquinas, Walsh served as vice president for Global Human Resources at Bissell Homecare Inc., and held leadership roles in employee relations, internal communications, and learning development at U.S. Cellular in Chicago. Earlier in her career, she worked in sales, marketing and customer service at several Fortune 500 companies.

At Grand Valley, Walsh will serve as the university's chief human resources officer and a member of the President's Cabinet. Scott Richardson, vice president for Administrative Services, said Walsh brings a diverse background to the position. She began her role June 25.

"Maureen has held increasingly demanding roles and has always led with the organization's mission central to human resource operations," Richardson said. "We are pleased to welcome her to Grand Valley and are confident she will lead the university's human resources functions well into the future."

Walsh earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University, master's degree in communication studies from Grand Valley, a management certificate from Loyola University Chicago, and a certificate in human resources from DePaul University.

Walsh is an active community member and belongs to several organizations including Michigan Women Forward, G.R.O.W (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women), and Inforum Michigan.

"I'm honored to be leading human resources at Grand Valley," she said. "The team is an exceptional group of HR professionals and together we will continue to focus on creating a positive campus culture in support of the university’s mission.”

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