Laurentian Appoints New Executive Director for Human Resources and Organizational Development

June 5, 2013 - Laurentian University is pleased to announce the appointment of Terez Klotz as the University’s new Executive Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development. Ms. Klotz was named to the position after a nationwide executive search, and will commence her role in August.

Klotz brings 30 years of experience in human resources and organizational development in education, health care and in provincial government ministries. She is currently Director of Talent Management at the University of Calgary.

She has previously served as Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the University of Victoria. She has also worked in leadership positions with the Calgary Board of Education, the Vancouver Island Health Authority, the Greater Victoria Hospital Society/Capital Health Region, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Regina, a Master of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and began a Doctorate of Education on leadership in postsecondary contexts at the University of Calgary. She also holds a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

“We are delighted to have found a candidate with such a wide range of experience in this field, and we are confident that Terez will be an excellent addition to our Executive Team,” said Laurentian University President Dominic Giroux.

“Laurentian University’s commitment to ongoing staff development, second language training, leadership mentoring and succession planning is impressive,” said Klotz. “I’m excited by the opportunity to lead these initiatives.”

Laurentian has committed to investing $1.8 million in professional development and training for its staff and faculty by 2017-18 as part of the University’s Strategic Plan.

President Giroux also added his thanks to the University’s current Executive Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, Bernie Beaulieu, who will be leaving the post on June 30th. “Bernie has made an enormous contribution through his leadership of this important file,” said Giroux.

Laurentian’s Executive Director of Financial Services, Normand Lavallée will add the title of Acting Executive Director of Human Resources until Ms. Klotz begins in the post in August.