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Georgia College appoints new human resources director

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July 05, 2012

Rod KellyRod KellyRod Kelly has been named director and chief human resources officer at Georgia College.

He assumed his new duties Monday, July 2.

Kelly has more than 25 years of experience in management and consulting in a variety of domestic and international industries. He is a business-oriented leader with strong analytical and diagnostic expertise.

“It is an honor to join the Georgia College team — a team creating its own future of academic excellence, outstanding student experience and community connections,” said Kelly. “Georgia College is an outstanding fit with my professional and personal values, talents and intellectual passion. The university is truly a ‘gem’ in the South.”  

Kelly comes to Georgia College after serving six years as director of the Office of Compensation Management at University of Virginia. He directed, designed, implemented and administered fixed and variable compensation, job analysis and evaluation programs integrated with human resource functions.

He previously served as director of strategic staffing and compensation at University of Nebraska Medical Center; a faculty appointment in the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha; vice president of Aon Corp.; an independent consultant in human capital management; vice president of compensation and benefits at Mutual of Omaha Cos.; and national manager of human resources for Hyundai Motor America.

Kelly earned a master’s degree in business administration at University of Nebraska and a bachelor's degree in commerce at University of Virginia.

He is a member of the National Association of College & University Business Officers, World at Work and the Society of Human Resources Management.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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