Mark Schmelz selected as chief human resources officer

Mark Schmelz

The search for a new chief human resources officer at the University of Oregon came to a close with the announcement that Mark Schmelz has been selected to fill the position.

Jamie Moffitt, vice president for finance and administration, shared the news in a memo to unit and department human resources representatives. She highlighted Schmelz’s considerable experience in human resources, including labor and employment issues within a university setting.

Schmelz is currently the chief human resources officer for the University of Maine system.

“Mark joins us with 20 years of experience in human resources, including 11 years leading employee and labor relations,” Moffitt said. “With a deep understanding of higher education, he will lead our human resources team as we continue to build and improve our HR services and programs for campus.”

Schmelz will assume his full-time position at the beginning of June, with his first day on campus scheduled for June 3.