Nash selected as new vice president for human resources
Princeton NJ -- Maureen Nash, a human resources professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field, has been named vice president for human resources at Princeton. Her appointment was effective Jan. 1, 2003.
Nash, who has worked on a wide range of human resources initiatives, most recently was vice president for learning and development at the Bristol Myers Squibb Co. in Princeton. Prior to joining BMS in 1999, she led human resources for two businesses at Fidelity Investments in Boston and in Tokyo, and directed organizational effectiveness, development and training at two divisions of Johnson & Johnson. Her other assignments have included supervising industrial relations at the Monsanto Co. and employee relations at Northeastern University.
She succeeds Joan Doig, vice president for human resources since 1996, who retired in December 2001. Daniel Scheiner, a staff member of the Department of Human Resources since 1988, had been serving as acting vice president. He has returned to his former position as director of human resources operations, compensation, benefits and systems with a special focus on the implementation of a new Web-based human resources environment.
"Maureen Nash is an outstanding human resources executive with deep experience in organization and management development and organizational learning," said Charles Kalmbach, senior vice president for administration, to whom Nash will report. "She has directed human resources in challenging environments in the U.S. and in Asia and has a proven record of helping organizations become more resilient to and capable of change. She is known for her ability to attract, retain and develop strong human resources teams, which will be essential if we are to achieve our Universitywide goal of making Princeton a great place to work for all of our people. I am looking forward with great anticipation to her joining the administration.
"At this time I would also like to express my sincere appreciation for the effective and able leadership that Acting Vice President Dan Scheiner has provided to the human resources staff, to me personally and to this institution more broadly over the last year," Kalmbach continued. "The initiatives he has launched have laid the foundation for one of the key objectives of our administration -- the establishment of one deeply credentialed Department of Human Resources to serve the entire University community. Dan has been supported by extraordinary effort from the members of the department during this time of transition. Finally, the entire search process has been greatly aided by the significant personal commitment of time by more than a dozen senior administrators from across the University who served on our advisory committee."
Nash earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. She also holds a master's degree in human resource education from Boston University and another master's degree in human development from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
"I am extremely excited about joining a prestigious university such as Princeton," Nash said. "I look forward to blending my diverse experiences with the HR team in continuing to contribute to making Princeton a great place to work."
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