Oct. 16, 2001

CONTACT: Ward Mullens






YPSILANTI - Jill Pollock of Detroit has been named executive director of human resources at Eastern Michigan University effective Nov. 26. The appointment is pending the approval of the Board of Regents.

"We conducted a broad national search and had a very qualified pool of candidates. Her (Pollock's) combination of academic experience and human resources management experience clearly made her the best choice to help us move our human resources program forward," said Patrick Doyle, vice president for business and finance at EMU.

"I am attracted to EMU as an institution that is growing and changing and am intrigued with the possibilities of public higher education in this new century," said Pollock. "The human resources function should support the university's mission by placing quality, diverse employees and providing services, benefits and competitive compensation to increase the likelihood of a work force prepared and with basic needs met to assure student-centered education."

Pollock comes to EMU from the University of Detroit Mercy, where she was the director of human resources and equal employment officer since 1998. At UDM, Pollock was responsible for conducting a human resources audit, which led to significant organizational change. She also helped design and implement a new market-sensitive compensation plan and restructured health care benefits to include pharmacy costs.

Prior to working at University of Detroit Mercy, she was the owner of Pollock Consultants of Detroit. Clients of the human resource management consulting practice included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of American Red Cross and the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

Pollock earned a master's of business administration from the University of Detroit and has a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Michigan State University.

She was named "One of Detroit's Most Influential Women" by Crain's Detroit Business Magazine in 1997 and was honored as the Women in Business Advocate of the Year for the Great Lakes Region by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 1996.

Pollock is a member of the Board of Trustees for Siena Heights University; the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross; and the Board of Trustees of the Karmanos Cancer Institute.