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For Immediate Release
September 13, 2017

IPFW Hires Executive Director of Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is pleased to announce the hiring of Cynthia Springer as the executive director of Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity (HR/OIE) after a national search.

Springer earned a Master of Management and Organizational Leadership from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a bachelor's degree in business administration and an associate of legal studies, both from Davenport College in Grand Rapids. She also earned International Human Resources Certification and Employment Law Certification.

“Cynthia brings exceptional experience to the office of human resources,” said David Wesse, vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs. “With more than 25 years of human resource and leadership academy experience, including more than 10 years in higher education, she is a wonderful addition to our team.”

“I am excited to return to higher education as the executive director,” said Springer. “The opportunity to strategically lead the HR/OIE team and to work with the very talented executive leadership, faculty, and staff to advance our student-centered mission is an honor. I look forward to immersing myself in the Mastodon pride and to build on the tradition of excellence already evident in the culture of the university.”

As the executive director of HR/OIE, Springer will be responsible for the oversight of employee relations and performance management, training and organizational development, and human resources operations. Her first day was September 11.

For more information, contact David Wesse at 260-481-6804 or wessed@ipfw.edu.

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