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Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Management Candidate Angelo-Gene "A.G." Monaco Visits LSU

08/20/2010 04:37 PM

BATON ROUGE – The second of three candidates for the position of associate vice chancellor for human resource management at LSU told members of the university community that he feels goals of the department include ensuring diversity within the university’s ranks and justifying hiring personnel amid budget cuts and possible layoffs.

Angelo-Gene “A.G.” Monaco spoke during an open forum session held Aug. 20 in the Castilian Room at the LSU Student Union, concluding his two-day interview on the LSU campus.

The associate vice chancellor for human resource management serves an integral role for the LSU Office of Finance and Administrative Services as well as the university, acting as the chief human resources officer. The associate vice chancellor will also provide advice and counsel on the full range of personnel matters to university executives and administrators. Serving as a member of the senior leadership team of the Division of Finance and Administrative Services, the incumbent will direct the Office of Human Resource Management and will develop the strategic and tactical objectives for the office.

Monaco likened the current economic climate’s affect on higher education to that of the mortgage industry, and the importance of how university personnel, especially human resources staff, address the situation.

“I worry that higher education will become the next economic bubble, in that we’d be bringing in people who can’t finish,” he said. “It’s critically important how we behave in these trying times. How we behave in this crisis will educate students on how they deal with situations like this in the future. We have to respond to questions with evidence as to why our institutions are so important.”

Presently the associate vice president for human resources and employee relations at the University of Akron, Monaco has more than 25 years of experience in senior-level human resource management at several prestigious educational and scientific institutions. These include serving as the executive director of the Offices of Human Resources and related roles for the Southern Illinois University System; as associate vice president of administration for Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio; as director of human resources for the New York Zoological Society, now known as the Wildlife Conservation Society; and a production analyst for the Bic Corp. and the Eveready Battery Co.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Monaco received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University and his master’s degree in industrial relations and personnel from the University of New Haven in New Haven, Conn.

During a question-and-answer session, Monaco fielded queries on topics such as the economic impact of incentive programs, experience in eliminating departments within a university, how to help employees whose positions are eliminated and how to best take into account employees with disabilities, among other topics.

To view Monaco’s résumé, visit

Earlier this week, candidate Donna Keener visited the LSU campus and held an open forum. To view Kinslow’s résumé, visit

The third and final candidate for the position, Anthony Kinslow, will be on campus Aug. 23-24. Kinslow will speak in an open forum Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 2:15 p.m. in Room 329, also known as the Capital Chamber, of the LSU Student Union. To view Kinslow’s résumé, visit

To learn more about the LSU Office of Human Resource Management, visit

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