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College names Sue Fay as new HR executive director

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 14, 2018

The College of Lake County has named Sue Fay as executive director of human resources. She comes to CLC from Roosevelt University, where she served for nearly 20 years in the human resources department, starting as associate director in 1998 and becoming vice president in 2016.

At Roosevelt, Fay (right) led major initiatives in HR technology, health and welfarePhoto of Sue Fay benefit plan expansion, retirement plan recordkeeping and investment advisory services. She also managed a $14.7 million benefits budget and a $1 million departmental budget. Additionally, Fay oversaw the employment search, hiring and onboarding processes for faculty and staff. Her experience in labor and employee relations includes implementing collective bargaining agreement terms in partnership with eight unions at the university. She also trained and assisted managers in performance coaching and facilitated dispute resolution meetings between peer employees.

“It’s very gratifying to join a community so committed to student and employee success,” Fay said. “In my first few weeks, I have felt welcomed by many colleagues, heard their CLC stories and begun to understand who we are, why we are here and what we hope to become. I look forward to working for, and with, the faculty and staff to ensure that CLC continues to be an employer of choice for current and prospective employees.”

CLC President Lori Suddick, Ed.D., said, “Sue Fay is a great addition to the executive leadership team of CLC. She brings a depth and breadth of experience through her 20 years in human resources that will be an asset to ensuring an equitable and positive culture where employees and students thrive. I look forward to the innovative ideas Sue will bring forward to advance the mission of the organization.”

Fay holds a B.S. in recreation administration from Ferris State University and an M.B.A. from Dominican University.

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