Candidate Statement

My name is Vance Morris, and I am currently an HR Generalist. My role in CLAS is as a faculty and staff recruiter for the college’s 35+ unique departments. I am also the HR Representative for Anthropology, Computer Science, Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. I started in CLAS on March 22, 2021 after I retired from the Air Force after over 20 years of service. The main issue I see facing staff that I would like to address is focused on the transitioning service member or the veteran who currently works for the University. I hope to bring my first had knowledge and experience to common challenges they face. These include finding a new purpose outside of the military through engagement with the University of Iowa community and a focus on outreach to provide a support network for them to feel included and avoid feeling isolated. Thank you all for your consideration and I look forward to collaborating with you in the future.