WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES – HR INSTITUTE
Founded in 2009, the ARU-HR Institute provides a unique forum for the professional development and networking opportunities exclusively for the Chief Human Resources Officers of America’s most prominent research universities as designated by the Association of American Universities.
Laurita Thomas Named President of ARU-HR Institute
Laurita Thomas, currently Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of the University of Michigan, has been named President of the ARU-HR Institute. She will assume the post later this year following her retirement from the University.
A founding member of the Institute, Thomas has served as a board member and Treasurer since its inception. She is nationally respected for her knowledge and innovative contributions to the field of Human Resources, having held many positions of leadership and received numerous awards.
Congratulations to our colleague Laurita who will serve as our third President, succeeding current President Laura Avakian and founder Ken Hutchinson.
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