University names first chief organizational learning officer

September 19, 2016

Sonya Jacobs has been appointed U-M’s chief organizational learning officer, starting Sept. 15. In this new role, Jacobs will create curricula and strategies aimed at building the capabilities of staff, managers and leaders across the university.

“The need for this role and an overarching professional development strategy was identified some time ago,” said Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources. “Establishing it now will be especially important in the development of new diversity-related training and programs to further the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in a comprehensive and measurable way.”

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