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New HR director brings invaluable experience to the job

APSUs new director of human resources brings to the University 25 years of higher education experience in myriad human resources work.

Dr. Theodore (Ted) H. Heidloff, who comes to APSU from Flushing, Mich., replaces Bob Bird, who passed away June 16, 2005, following a long illness.
Most recently, Heidloff worked as a consultant in human resources for several universities.
APSU's new director of human resources brings to the University 25 years of higher education experience in myriad human resources work.

Dr. Theodore (Ted) H. Heidloff, who comes to APSU from Flushing, Mich., replaces Bob Bird, who passed away June 16, 2005, following a long illness.
Most recently, Heidloff worked as a consultant in human resources for several universities.

Prior to that, he was executive director of human resources for the five colleges of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, during 1991-2001. He served as assistant vice chancellor for personal administration for the Illinois Board of Regents from 1987-91.

As a consultant for the University of Connecticut, the University of Iowa, Notre Dame University and Central Michigan University, he was charged with such issues as major process improvement, rehabilitation of employee functions and faculty and staff training and development.

Heidloff earned a Ph.D. in university administration with an emphasis in labor relations from Michigan State University. Both his master's in college administration business and bachelor's in psychology are from Central Michigan University. He earned a Certificate in Labor and Industrial Relations Studies from Cornell University.

He has made several scholarly presentations to professional organizations, and his professional affiliations include membership in the Academy of Academic Personnel Administration. He was president of the Michigan College and University Personnel Association. He served on the national board of directors of the College and University Personnel Association Human Resources and as chair of that organization's Midwest Region.

“During his interview, Dr. Heidloff stressed that he believes in making human resource processes, concepts and regulations easy to understand and operate,” said Vice President for Finance and Administration Mitch Robinson.

“As executive director of human resources at Eastern Michigan University, he made great strides in faculty recruiting, affirmative action commitment, benefits cost reduction and career progression through innovative training initiatives.”Dennie B. Burke