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Exit Interview with Laurita Thomas
A first in a series of conversations with retiring academic and community leaders who will share their stories and unique perspectives as they look to their second acts. Laurita Thomas, in conversation, will share her stories and insights about the evolution of the workplace during her 45-year career in human resources. She will delve into some of the biggest challenges she faced in human resources as UM has grown and become more complex. She will reflect on the changes in the field of human resources, from one of enforcing rules to encouraging effective performance. Ms. Thomas will also share reflections on her own personal story. Ms. Thomas retired this fall from her role as UM Associate Vice President for Human Resources. She was responsible for human resource policy for all UM campuses and a full range of comprehensive integrated human resource services, products, and operations. She was responsible for 350 staff, a budget of $38 million, and a benefit plan of $1 billion. Her professional human resources career spans roles in the financial industry, higher education and healthcare. She is a graduate of the UM in political science and economics. Her graduate work is in guidance and counseling and business administration. She has published many articles. Ms. Thomas has served as a leader in many professional and community organizations. She is the incoming President of the ARU Human Resource Institute and previously was a past Charter member and Treasurer. She is devoted to her family, especially her nine grandchildren.
Event Type : Special Events      
Date(s) : 11/18/2019
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN