Human resource program recognized

Amanda Betts – Staff Writer

CLARION, Pa.- Beginning next semester, Clarion University’s Human Resource Management (HRM) major will be operating as acknowledged under the guidelines suggested by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

According to a March 13 press release, “Only 446 programs in 335 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.”

Professor of management and marketing Dr. Miguel Olivas-Lujan has been involved in the process of Clarion’s recognition and has been working alongside other Clarion University professors to meet the recommendations set by SHRM in order to keep Clarion’s recognition valid.

Olivas-Lujan will also be serving as a chapter advisor along with Dr. Ning Chen, an associate professor in management and marketing.

The effect on students interested in an HRM major should be positive, as it will provide them with greater opportunities to further their education and eventually become a human resources professional.

Students have seen changes in the HRM curriculum since Clarion’s first recognition under SHRM in November 2010. The university added new courses such as nonprofit management and marketing for nonprofits.

Human resources employers will also be positively affected by these changes. They can be more confident that the young men and women entering the work force are more equipped as professionals in the field.

Students who are interested in becoming members of the Clarion University HRM major should contact Olivas-Lujan or Chen at their university emails: molivas@clarion.edu and nchen@clarion.edu, respectively.

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