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Staff Profile: Ronald F. Rodgers
General Counsel and Secretary
Ron Rodgers provides the full range of legal services to the University System of New Hampshire, its Board of Trustees and component institutions and affiliated organizations, including legal advice and counsel; document drafting, negotiation and review; and representation in litigation before all levels of local, state, and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ron also maintains, certifies and provides access to the University System's corporate records.
Prior to his appointment as general counsel in 1988, Ron was a senior assistant attorney general and chief of the civil bureau for the State of New Hampshire. Ron is a member of the American and New Hampshire Bar Associations and serves on the New Hampshire Right-to-Know Oversight Commission as well as the NH Supreme Court’s Commission on the Status of the Legal Profession. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1978 and J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981.
Staff Profile: Robin A. Switzer
Director of Human Resources Services and CHRO for USNH
Robin Switzer leads the USNH HR function including the strategic planning and delivery of HR services to the institutions that make up the System and oversight of the USNH benefits, compensation and classification, Banner HR (the human resources information system – HRIS), compliance and reporting, and training functions.
In his role, Robin manages the planning and operation of the HR programs while collaborating and serving as a business partner providing guidance and input on HR issues to the Chancellor, Trustees, Presidents, senior leaders and the HR contacts across the System.
Robin has managed and implemented HR services for several large for-profit companies as well as higher education institutions and has been successful in using this “blended” HR background to design, deliver and manage best-in-breed, cost-effective and efficient HR services and a supporting HR service delivery model.
Prior to his appointment at USNH, Robin served as Director, HR Operations and Systems at Northeastern University, Director of Global HR Operations for Thermo Fisher Scientific and has held senior positions at Fidelity Investments, The MITRE Corporation and Tufts University.
Robin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of several local and national human resources organizations.