June 1, 2009
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Ian Barrett, EdD, appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

WORCESTER, Mass.— University of Massachusetts-Worcester Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, announced the appointment of Ian Barrett, EdD, SPHR, as the school’s new Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. Barrett, who has more than twenty years of strategic and operational human resources experience in both public and private entities, was recruited through a national search executed by a search firm commissioned by the University. The Medical School employs more than 6,000 people across the Commonwealth.

“We are delighted that this accomplished and dedicated leader will be directing our vital human resources initiatives,” said Michael F. Collins, MD, Chancellor. Barrett will join the campus community June 8.

Barrett was recruited from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where as Associate Vice President for Human Resources he provided leadership to HR strategy, fiscal affairs and communications, child care, diversity and multicultural affairs, employee health, occupational safety and environmental health, protective services, parking, transportation and grounds. Cincinnati Children’s is a nationally known pediatric academic medical center with 700 faculty, 1,300 active medical staff and 11,000 employees.

Barrett previously was Director of Employment and Employee Relations for the Cobb County (GA) School District and held other strategic and service delivery positions with BellSouth, Emory Healthcare, Prudential, and Burns International Security Services. Hr earned his doctorate from the University of Georgia, where he completed a dissertation focused on diversity, careers and human resource development. He completed an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BBA at the University of Georgia and has been active in the Society for Human Resource Management, the Academy of Management, the Human Rights Campaign’s Cincinnati Diversity Sub-Committee and participated in the Greater Cincinnati Urban League’s African American Leadership Development Program.

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of five campuses of the University system and one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country. It encompasses the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Graduate School of Nursing, a thriving research enterprise that attracts more than $200 million annually in research funding, and an innovative public service initiative called Commonwealth Medicine. The mission of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, public service and health care delivery with our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care.