Saint Mary’s is pleased to announce that Fernando Rosas has been named assistant vice president of human resources and will begin on Jan. 19. Rosas brings more than 20 years of experience to Saint Mary’s including managing human resources in multiple locations, success in talent acquisition and development, compliance and technology to support progressive human resources work.

Fernando Rosas

Rosas holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan, as well as several certifications including Strategic Management Sustainable Business Practices, and creative leadership. Rosas has also obtained numerous certifications specific to the field of human resources, including the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), California Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR-CA), and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications.

“Providing a transformative college experience for our students begins with having dedicated and hard-working faculty and staff,” said Benjamin Murray, CPA, MPA, B’96, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Saint Mary’s. “Fernando has a strong track record of helping organizations acquire, develop and retain talent and building a culture of collaboration, celebration, and continuous improvement. We are fortunate to have Fernando join our community at this critical time of creating stability and future growth.”

“It is my privilege to be appointed as assistant vice president for human resources at Saint Mary’s,” said Fernando Rosas. “During the interview process, I heavily researched the Lasallian Catholic history and your mission. My continuous thirst for knowledge and drive to embrace new concepts draws me to Saint Mary’s and the world of higher learning. I am energized by diverse perspectives and backgrounds and the search for intellectual truth, which I know I will find here.

“I am passionate about providing a best-in-class employee experience and fostering an environment to attract and retain high-quality talent by promoting a culture of belonging and demonstrating respect through treating others as they wish to be treated.”

The university is grateful for Abbie Hennigson’s leadership during the interim time. Please provide a warm welcome to Fernando Rosas when you meet him.

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