Westminster Announces Julie Freestone as Executive Director of Human Resources

Sep 22, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is pleased to announce Julie Freestone as the college's new executive director of human resources. Freestone begins her new position October 1, 2014. Freestone brings over 20 years of experience in human resources from non-profit, higher education, and healthcare organizations. She comes to Westminster from Sundance Institute where she was the director of human resources for 10 years. "The college welcomes Julie to the Westminster community where every employee is a crucial part of creating a valuable and personalized educational experience for our students," said Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, president of Westminster College. "Westminster is repeatedly named one of the best colleges to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Julie's expertise will surely contribute to the organizational culture we are continually improving at Westminster." Prior to Sundance Institute, Freestone directed human resources and employment services at the University of Utah. At the U she successfully merged two departments into one cohesive team responsible for more than 18,000 employees. She has experience in implementing performance management systems and developing employee engagement plans. Freestone studied economics at the University of Utah, where she also earned a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in human resources management. After many years of professional development, she received a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. "I am honored and thrilled to be joining Westminster, and it feels particularly invigorating to be joining a campus community in the fall," said Freestone. "It has always been important to me to work for mission-based organizations with strong leadership and a focus on employees-Westminster is all of this and is an important part of the local community."  

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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