- Assistant Director, Human Resources and Administration
Ms. Nelson is the Assistant Director for Human Resources and Administration and manages a broad range of administrative, human resource, and organizational development activities for the Institute. Beth works closely with ICI key personnel by providing consulting and advising expertise in areas such as recruitment and hiring, orientation, training and development, job description development/classification, policy and compliance, leave management, supervision, employee and labor relations, and performance management. Beth also serves as the Center Administrator and is responsible for supervising and managing ICI's core administrative team in which she manages and provides oversight to functions such as Payroll, Finance/Accounting, Human Resource and Information Management Systems, Space, Building Safety, and Facilities Management.
Beth has more than 30 years of experience at the University of Minnesota as well as extensive experience in supervision and management, strategic planning, business systems management, organizational development, adult learning methods, conflict resolution and performance management and improvement systems.
Beth holds a Bachelors degree in Business Education from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD and a Masters degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota. She also holds Professional Certification in HRD and Adult Education. In 2013, Beth completed the Basic Certificate in Equity & Diversity through the University's Office of Equity & Diversity, and in 2016, she completed ICI's Graduate Certificate Program in Disability Policy and Services.