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Ardito Named Executive Director of Human Resources at Clarkson University

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Marilyn Ardito has been named executive director of human resources at Clarkson University.

In announcing the appointment, Chief Financial Officer Nancy Kin said that Ardito’s extensive human resources and organizational behavior experience would better position the University in its continuous "evolution to excellence."ardito

"I look forward to building an HR team with a focus on engaging our faculty, staff, and alumni in powerful partnerships," said Ardito.

Prior to her appointment at Clarkson, Ardito was vice president for organizational development and training at ESPN since 2005. She was with Gap Inc. from 1996 to 2005, where she held the positions of regional human resources director, international human resources director, and organizational development consultant.

Before that, Ardito was at Georgia Pacific LLC from 1988 to 1996, where she served as senior manager, process improvement, and training manager.

She has also held adjunct faculty positions with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Maine, and school administrative and teaching positions in Maine.

Ardito earned her Ph.D. in human and organizational systems and an M.A. in organizational development from Fielding Graduate Institute. She also has an M.Ed. in adult education from the University of Maine and a B.S. in history and political science from the University of Maryland.

Ardito, who currently resides in Hartford, Conn., will start at Clarkson November 2.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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