After a nationwide search facilitated by Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Executive Vice President for Administration David Harris has announced the selection of four finalists for the position of Vice President for Human Resources.

The finalists include: Greg Walters, University of Idaho; Sam Connally, University of Louisville; Dorothy Anderson, New Mexico State University; and Dan Berryman, University of Tennessee.

"This is a critical position for UNM, and we are fortunate to have identified these finalists from a large and exceptionally qualified pool," Harris said. “We are looking forward to having these finalists visit campus and meet with the UNM community. Dr. Amy Wohlert and the search committee have done a great job narrowing the field.”

The four finalists will each speak at a one-hour open forum where members of the UNM community will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to the search committee.

The schedule for the open forums is as follows:

  • Greg Walters - Thursday, July 24, 11 a.m., Student Union Building, Acoma A & B
  • Sam Connally - Friday, July 25, 10:30 a.m., Domenici Center West (North Campus), Room B116
  • Dorothy Anderson - Thursday, July 31, 2 p.m., Student Union Building, Mirage/Thunderbird
  • Dan Berryman - Friday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m., Basic Medical Sciences Building (North Campus), Room 203

Candidate biographies...

Greg Walters

Greg Walters

Open Forum: Thursday, July 24, 11 a.m., Student Union Building, Acoma A & B

Greg Walters has 26 years of human resources experience, 20 of it in higher education. He graduated from Montana State University with a business degree and continued his coursework in the MBA program at Seattle University. 

Walters’ HR experience includes the private sector – with a large janitorial company, two private universities with professional schools – Seattle University and Lewis & Clark College, a state agency – Oregon Employment Department and most recently, Idaho’s public land grant research institution, the University of Idaho. He has experience in all aspects of human resource management and a focus on finding ways for human resources to meet the needs of the organizations it serves.

Sam Connally

Sam Connally

Open Forum: Friday, July 25, 10;30 A.M., Domenici Center West (North Campus), Room B116

Sam Connally has served as Vice President for Human Resources and University EEO Officer at the University of Louisville since February 2010. He serves as a member of the President’s staff and is a direct report to the Executive Vice President and University Provost who serves as the University’s chief academic and chief operating officer. The primary focus of Connally’s tenure at UofL has been the strategic alignment of HR services with the academic, research and service mission of the university by focusing all HR efforts on helping campus administrators recruit, retain, recognize and reward top quality faculty and staff.

Connally has worked in higher education HR administration for over 30 years and served more than 20 years as a chief HR officer in both public and private and baccalaureate, comprehensive and metropolitan research universities including North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington College Maryland, and the University of Louisville.

Dorothy Anderson

Dorothy Anderson

Open Forum:
Thursday, July 31, 2 p.m., Student Union Building, Mirage/Thunderbird

Dorothy Anderson is the director of Human Resource Administration for New Mexico State University (NMSU).  Over the span of her career, Anderson has 24 years of service in public education. Her experience includes both K-12 and post-secondary education. She has a strong belief in the importance of education and an understanding of the opportunities that education can provide to individuals.

Anderson began her employment with NMSU in 2007 when she was hired as the associate director of Human Resources and was later promoted to the Director of HR Administration. As director, she has been responsible for the oversight of Benefit Services, Compensation Services, Employment Services, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, the HR Service Center and HR Project Management. Anderson also served as interim assistant vice president of HR Services from 2010-2013 while a number of executive level searches were conducted.

Prior to her employment with NMSU, Anderson worked with Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) for over 16 years. She began her employment with LCPS in 1990 working as a high school math teacher for 10 years.  

Dan Berryman (no photo available)

Open Forum: Friday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m., Basic Medical Sciences Building (North Campus), Room 203

Dan Berryman is the assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources at the the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is certified as a senior professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with over 25 years of human resources experience in higher education, national research laboratory and corporate environments. He has previously worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Motorola, Inc. in Arizona. 

Berryman has been instrumental in aligning the human resources organization’s efforts with the strategic plan of the institution, which has resulted in the successful delivery of best-in-class human resource services within a highly complex organization. He has led the transition of various human resources organizations; has designed, developed and administered complex compensation systems; and has managed administration of university and corporate self-insured health plan programs.

To view each candidate's résumé, click on his/her name above.