Lenhardt will oversee the planning, implementing, directing and administering of all aspects of human resources and payroll. IU East’s director of Human Resources is responsible for providing campus leadership, strategic direction and vision in all areas of human resources and payroll including overseeing staff, employee relations, policies, procedures, practices and programs.
“The position at Indiana University East was a golden opportunity to join a highly successful institution whose continued growth in online programming is envied by professionals throughout higher education. I am extremely excited to be a part of its continued excellence. The values expressed during my campus visit assured me that I would be joining a great team, and I am happy to call Indiana University East my new home,” Lenhardt said.
Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said, “Andrew brings with him a diverse background and experience in dealing with human resource issues and the ability to provide outstanding customer service as well as to recruit top faculty and staff professionals to the university. We are delighted to welcome Andrew to IU East,” Cruz-Uribe said.
Previously, Lenhardt was the associate director of Human Resources at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, located in Edwardsville, Ill. He was also an adjunct lecturer within the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis where he taught graduate level courses. He worked for the university since 2006 and served as an assistant and as a specialist in the Human Resources office.
Lenhardt received his Master of Science in Public Administration and Policy Analysis and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He also has an Associate in Arts Degree from Southwestern Illinois College, located in Belleville, Ill., and he earned his U.S. Department of Homeland Security Safety Certified For National Incident Command Certification for Crisis Management, Response Plans and Incident Management.