Title: Director, International Office
Duties: Running the International Office, which offers assistance to the 800 to 1,000 international scholars that TSRI hosts each year and the principal investigators they work with.
Started at TSRI: January 14, 2002.
Background: Assistant director, Human Resources at the University of San Diego; director, Human Resources, Yavapai College District (Arizona); director, Human Resources, Rice County, cities of Faribault and Northfield (Minnesota); chief labor negotiator for law enforcement union (Minnesota); and union representative with Northwest Airlines. His education includes a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, a bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego, and training for the Catholic priesthood.
What He Likes about the Job at TSRI So Far: The opportunity to focus his attention on one specialty, the collegial nature of TSRI staff and the beauty of TSRI's location.
Plans for the International Office: Building on the strengths of the International Office including the relationship with TSRI's counterparts at other institutions. He also plans to develop a web site that will "disseminate information to international scholars 24/7."
Philosophy on Navigating Post-September 11 Immigration Policy: "It's like taking a flight. You have to go early and expect delays."
Extracurricular: Playing piano, watching hockey and soccer, and travel.