Rose Costello selected as Executive Director of Human Resources

Costello,RoseIvy Tech Community College Northeast in Fort Wayne has selected Rose Costello as its new Executive Director of Human Resources. She will assume her role Jan. 5. The position was open due to the recent retirement of Donna Marr, who served the College for 24 years. In her role, Costello will serve as chief advisor to Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D., in overseeing the nine-county region’s recruitment of employees, hiring, on-boarding, professional development, and retention of talent who exemplify Ivy Tech’s core values.

Costello will serve as liaison between Ivy Tech Northeast and central Human Resources staff for coordinated projects, employee hiring and benefits, legal counsel, and other statewide reporting projects.

“I look forward to joining the team of staff and faculty as we work towards our greatest mission, the success of Ivy Tech Northeast students,” says Rose Costello. “I am eager to serve the Ivy Tech campus community and the northeast Indiana region.”

Ivy Tech Northeast aims to employ qualified faculty and staff in order to prepare Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment. In hiring talent, the College is able to deliver professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education, as well as offer a stable and supportive work environment, competitive salary, and generous benefits.

Costello says that commitment toward staff and faculty through professional development opportunities, competitive total compensation, a positive environment, along with the opportunity to help make a difference in students’ lives all contribute to Ivy Tech Northeast being a great place to work.

“I am very pleased to have Rose as a member of the leadership team at Ivy Tech Northeast,” says Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “Her experience in human resources and higher education will assist Ivy Tech Northeast in further meeting our goal of being one of the best places to work in northeast Indiana and in the State.”

Most recently, Costello was the Director of Human Resources for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne and has been in this role since July 2008.  At IPFW, she was accountable for human resources functions and delivering them in equitable, strategic, and legally compliant manners with the goal of creating a work environment that enabled recruitment and retention of trained and diverse employees. She joined IPFW’s human resources team in July 2007 as employee relations director after serving in the Office of Development as the College’s annual fund and class gift administrator since March 2006.

Costello earned a Master of Science in Education–Professional Studies from IPFW in May 2009 and has a bachelor’s in psychology and associate degree in supervision from IPFW, as well. She has a Senior Professional Human Resources SPHR from the HR Certification Institute.

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