Dallas (UNTS) – Luis Lewin will join the UNT System on Nov. 19 as associate vice chancellor for human resources, and will lead the system's services to maintain a high quality support environment for faculty and staff.
Lewin, who currently is vice president for human resources at Purdue, has more than 25 years of experience working in corporate and higher education human resources.
Prior to joining Purdue in 2010, Lewin served as the chief human resources officer at Ohio University in Athens. While in Ohio he was chair of the Human Resources Inter-University Council, a group of 14 Ohio universities. He also spent eight of his 21 years at the Chicago-based Tribune Co., which owns daily newspapers and TV stations across the country, as the company's senior vice president of corporate human resources.
"Luis's broad experience will be extremely valuable in his direction of the UNT System's human resource operations," said Vice Chancellor of Finance Janet Waldron, who oversees the position. The Chancellor, senior management team and I are excited that a leader of Luis's caliber will be joining us. He has been very successful in designing sensible and innovative programs that benefit both the institution and the employee. "
As associate vice chancellor, Lewin will be responsible for system-wide human resource operations and will provide strategic direction and advice and counsel on effective human capital management to administrators within the UNT System administration, UNT, UNT Health Science Center and UNT at Dallas.
He will provide direction, supervision, and strategic planning in all human resources areas including benefits, compensation, employment, employee relations, HR Information Systems, records management, recruitment, training and development and other employee-related services. He also will direct the Human Resources Center for Excellence, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Total Reward, HR Technology and Customer Services areas with the UNT System.
"I am excited to join the UNT System and look forward to leading Human Resources in a way that helps transform the system's business operations into a strategic, innovative, proactive and customer-focused organization that aligns its services to successfully support all its institutions," Lewin said. "I'm looking forward to working with my colleagues across all the institutions to jointly contribute to the UNT System's recognition as a global employer of choice."
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Lewin is an active community member. He served on the search committee to hire the CEO for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce in 2014. He also served 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children's Choir.
He earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education, psychology and Spanish from Wilmington College and a master's degree in modern languages from Ohio University.
The University of North Texas System comprises three institutions -- the University of North Texas, UNT Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center -- with a total enrollment of 40,000 students. The System's flagship campus, UNT, is the nation's 24th largest public university and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A student-focused public research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT has 12 colleges and schools offering 98 bachelor's, 82 master's and 36 doctoral degree programs. UNT Dallas is the first public university in the city limits of Dallas. The UNT Dallas College of Law will open in fall 2014. The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth trains physicians and other professionals through its five colleges and schools. The UNT System College of Pharmacy is the first pharmacy school in Texas located on an academic health science center campus where pharmacists are educated alongside future physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, public health professionals, and biomedical researcher. The UNT System and its institutions have a $1 billion annual budget and employ 10,000 people throughout the North Texas region.