Dr. Daniels announces personnel changes in Human Resources

DATE:              April 15, 2019

TO:                  Administrative Staff, Full-Time Faculty, Part-Time Faculty, PSRP

FROM:              Jack Daniels, III, Ph.D.

RE:                   Human Resources Staffing


For the last year we have been in an active search for the Vice President of Human Resources (HR).  In March, the Cabinet interviewed five candidates and one candidate was recommended for additional interviews. On April 4, 2019, three separate groups interviewed the candidate. Taking into account the mission and vision of Madison College and desiring to have the best possible leadership in HR, I decided to terminate the search. Upon termination of the search, the following personnel changes in HR are being made:

Rosemary Buschhaus – appointed Associate Vice President of Human Resources with full responsibility for Human Resources operations. Rose will be a member of Cabinet and will report directly to me. Rose’s appointment will be effective May 1, 2019. 

Kate Jochimsen - appointed Employee Relations Manager with full responsibility for the HR Business Partners and employee relations. Kate’s appointment will be effective May 1, 2019.

Judy Castro-Romaker – Judy has been working in HR since January, interning in several areas. Effective July 1, Judy will transition to HR in Talent Acquisition under the direction of Lou Ann Lunda.

Currently, Human Resources is hiring two Business Partners. I expect these positions to be filled during the summer, 2019.

Luciana Reichel, who has been working partially in my office in addition to continuing her primary job as the WorkSmart Administrative Coordinator at Madison College, under the guidance of Gretchen Rixie, will transition to my office 100% effective July 1, 2019. 

Stabilizing an important and key division in our college was central in my thinking as I made these changes. Engagement by and with HR is vital to the success of Madison College and I am confident that these changes will enhance communication and services provided by Human Resources. Additionally, adding Luciana will provide a needed resource in my office as well as additional support to the offices of the vice presidents. 

Please join me in recognizing and supporting these individuals in their new roles.

Published April 15, 2019.