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Snaza, King begin new positions

DeeAnn Snaza appointed director of human resources, Sandra King interim assistant to the president.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 10-16-2013

Mankato, Minn. — DeeAnn Snaza has been named director of human resources and Sandra King has been named interim assistant to the president at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

As director of human resources, Snaza will oversee all functional areas within the Human Resources Office, including classification, compensation, recruitment/selection, performance management, benefits administration, worker’s compensation and professional development.

Snaza has more than 17 years of professional experience in human resources and earned a bachelor’s degree in administrative management from Minnesota State Mankato. Since August 2006, she has served in the Human Resources Office as an assistant director and also as interim director from July 2009 to January 2010. She also served as interim director of human resources at St. Cloud State University from February 2011 through June 2011. Most recently, Snaza was interim assistant to the president from Jan. 7 until beginning duties as director of human resources effective Oct. 1.

“DeeAnn’s experience both within and outside of the University will be an asset to us as we continue moving forward in enhancing our human resources services,” said Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport. “As an exemplary team player, her strong leadership and communication skills and commitment to diversity will continue to guide our human resources team and campus community in successfully meeting our institutional goals and objectives.”

King assumed her duties as interim assistant to the president on Sept. 26. In that role, King will assist Davenport and other senior university staff in managing numerous projects and administering duties on behalf of the president. She will serve as a member of the president’s cabinet and supervise the President’s Office support staff.

King has been employed with Minnesota State Mankato since 2004, holding faculty positions in the College of Business, College of Extended Learning and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Prior to joining Minnesota State Mankato, King was employed in a variety of county government leadership positions, which involved serving on labor relations and negotiation committees, along with liaison roles with government officials and other internal and external constituents. Her experience also includes serving in the military for 10 years, including tours in Korea and Germany. King holds an educational doctorate in leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, a master’s in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Minnesota State Mankato.

“As we continue moving forward with our focused institutional goals and objectives, Dr. King’s academic and non-academic experience will be an asset to our university,” said Davenport. “Her strong communication and leadership skills, along with her commitment to diversity, will enhance the President’s Office to continue to be successful.”

Davenport also said he wanted to express his appreciation to Linda Hanson, the University’s director of affirmative action, who served as interim director of human resources from Jan. 7 through Sept. 30.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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