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Edna Chun to lead Human Resource Services

061511Headline_ChunDr. Edna Chun will be the next associate vice chancellor for Human Resource Services. Her first day will be July 6.

Chun comes to UNCG from Broward College, a very large, multi-campus community college, where she has been vice president for human resources and equity.

“The Search Committee, our values and strategic plan, and the opportunity to lead UNCG in this role attracted an impressive slate of candidates,” said Reade Taylor, vice chancellor for business affairs. “Dr. Chun brings to UNCG experience as a seasoned HR professional with particular strengths in HR programming in an era of budget restrictions, in strategic planning, and in diversity and inclusion.”

At Broward College, she led the development of its Total Rewards Strategy, resulting in an employee compensation system that promoted consistency and equity. She negotiated labor agreements with faculty and staff. And she initiated a range of cost-savings initiatives.

Chun received the Kathryn G. Hansen Publication Award for her co-authored book “Bridging the Divide: Globalization and Reciprocal Empowerment in Higher Education” (2009). She also received that award for the co-authored book “Are the Walls Really Down? Behavioral and Organizational Barriers to Diversity” (2007). Another co-authored book, “Diverse Administrators in Peril,” is scheduled for publication this year.

Before joining Broward College in 2006, she was assistant vice president for human resources and chief affirmative action officer at the State University of New York at Geneseo (2003-06). She was assistant vice president for human resources at the Brooklyn College of the City of New York (2002-03). At Kent State University (2000-02), she was special assistant to the president / vice president for human resources.

She is a member of the Publications/Editorial Advisory Board of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Editorial Board of “INSIGHT into Diversity” magazine, the Board of Directors of the Broward County Urban League and the National Advisory Group and Program Planning Committee for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

She received her bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College in music and a master’s in Chinese literature at Columbia University. She also received a master’s in music and a doctorate in music (piano pedagogy) from the University of Indiana.

She succeeds Alan Bridge, who retired Feb. 1.