William Peace University Names Amber M. Kimball Assistant Vice President For Human Resources
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Promotes Director Of Human Resources
With 10 Years Of Industry Experience.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) May 05, 2012 - William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Amber M. Kimball has been promoted to assistant vice president for human resources. In her position, she will be responsible for ensuring that the university complies with all federal and state guidelines for policies, procedures, employee notices and reporting. She will standardize best practices and other processes for the campus faculty and staff regarding human resources, as well as develop and edit new and revised personnel policies and procedures, including performance management, employee leave and a compensation strategy that ensures equity and competitive salary levels at the university.
With 10 years of professional experience, Kimball joined William Peace University in September 2010 as director of human resources, where she centralized and standardized the recruitment and classification process, as well as began improving employee benefits. Recently, she established a new performance management system designed to not only review an employee's performance but to create an open line of communication between the employee and the manager that identifies reasonable expectations and encourages employee growth. Her previous employment includes human resources facilitator and HR manager at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, HR technician for Onslow County, HR and regional HR consultant for Stantec Consulting Inc. of Raleigh. She has held positions in accounting, payroll, and contracts and grants as well.
"Having always been an advocate for equality as well as having a need for structure and formality, William Peace University provides an ideal atmosphere for me to use my experiences, education and knowledge," said Kimball. "I am honored to serve as the assistant vice president for human resources for the university, and I look forward to serving alongside faculty and staff as we successfully implement new HR policies."
"Within a year and a half in our human resources office, Amber has displayed initiative and drive in reviewing and building on our comprehensive benefits plan, and creating an enhanced performance review and performance management system for our staff," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "She is up to the challenge of ensuring that we are meeting the needs of our employees while fulfilling state and federal compliance rules, and we expect her to continue our efforts to streamline rules to make our university a better workplace overall."
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- Kimball earned her Bachelor of Arts in management and society (formerly known as industrial relations) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002.
- A member of CUPA (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) and its state division, NCCUPA, she volunteers to assist her sister's family with school-related functions, as well as with the annual summer MS swim.
- A native of Durham and Bahama, N.C., Kimball resides in Raleigh with George, her pet dog.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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