A seasoned human resources professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field has been named Director of Human Resources at Unity College.

Sarah Conroy began her role during the spring semester 2013. Conroy has human resource experience in organizations of various sizes, including HR director positions at Penobscot Bay Media and the State of Maine DAFS Corrections Service Center, HR consulting work with Gaudet Associates, and HR Analyst positions with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University and the University of California.  Her specialties include employee relations, compensation and benefits design and delivery, compliance, communications and strategic planning.

Conroy served as Maine Government Affairs Director for the Society for Human Resources Management from 2009-2012.

Conroy is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designations. Throughout her career, she has written broadly about HR issues and has delivered solutions across the HR spectrum.

In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including its focus on sustainability science, the leading-edge of 21st century ecological problem solving and the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change; its ground-breaking “green” innovations such as the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world; and for being the first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.

Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

Friday, May 03, 2013