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Dr. Emily Weinacker new Director of Human Resources at Yavapai College

Yavapai College Library. (Courier file photo)

Yavapai College Library. (Courier file photo)

Yavapai College welcomed a new Director of Human Resources, Dr. Emily Weinacker, who started her new position on Aug. 13.

A doctor of philosophy, who obtained her degree from Capella University in 2008, Dr. Weinacker comes to Yavapai from her most recent appointment, the Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low, a nonprofit hospital with 30 off-site physician practices and more than 1,100 employees.

Her new position at Yavapai College is not Dr. Weinacker’s first foray into education: she served as the Associate Dean of Human Resources at Mesa Community College for more than five years. She’s also held positions at the Maricopa Community Colleges District Service Center for nearly 10 years, and served as interim manager of College Employee Services at Glendale Community College.

“There’s something about the energy on a college campus that feeds my soul,” says Weinacker. “I enjoy participating in educated, respectful debates about important topics —exploring new and different ideas. I also like the tradition of excellence that permeates the higher education organizations I have worked in.”

Dr. Weinacker also holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Personnel Administration from Kansas State University, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from New Mexico State University.

She is a Senior Certified Professional in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP), and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

“I look forward to working with a new HR team, bringing new ideas on HR service delivery models to YC, and engaging employees in the workplace,” Weinacker said.

“I look forward to partnering in ways that impact students and influence the community.”

Courtesy of Yavapai College.