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Irene McReynolds Promoted to V.P. for Human Resources at Embry-Riddle
Daytona Beach, Fla. , March 5, 2007
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has promoted Irene McReynolds from director to vice president for human resources.
McReynolds is responsible for all employee recruiting, hiring, payroll, benefits, compensation, training, and employee relations at the university. She oversees a human resources staff of 21.
Embry-Riddle employs 4,546 faculty and staff at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and at its Worldwide Campus, a network of more than 130 teaching centers in the United States and abroad. The university’s annual payroll is $110 million.
For the past two years, the Orlando Sentinel has recognized Embry-Riddle as one of the top 100 employers in Central Florida. “We’re proud to have been chosen for that honor, but next time we hope to be in the top 25,” McReynolds said.
“The quality of life at our university is important to us,” McReynolds said. “We acknowledge our obligation to promote the highest employee morale, and to establish and maintain a positive and supportive living and working environment.”
“A university is known for its people,” said John P. Johnson, president of Embry-Riddle. “Thanks to Irene McReynolds’ commitment to the quality of work life, our university has been able to attract some remarkably talented faculty and staff. For many, Embry-Riddle is now considered the employer of choice.”
McReynolds joined Embry-Riddle in 1977 as an activities coordinator in the student life office. Within two years, she transferred to the human resources office, where she has held several positions, including director of personnel services for the Daytona Beach campus, manager of employment and employee relations, and director of human resources for all campuses. She also worked as executive assistant to the chief business officer and as interim chief information officer.
Previously, McReynolds served for a year as assistant to the director of institutional research at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and taught business courses for two years to high school students and adults at King Philip Regional Schools in Wrentham, Mass.
McReynolds is active in several human resources professional groups and serves as treasurer of the Florida chapter of the College and University Personnel Association for Human Resources. She earned an MBA in aviation from Embry-Riddle and a bachelor of science in business education from Bryant University.
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