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Koczara named vice president of human resources


Thomas Koczara

Thomas Koczara is CCU’s new vice president of human resources and equal opportunity. He previously served as associate vice president of human resources at the University of Wyoming (UW).

“Tom has a proven track record of leading large-scale human resources operations,” said CCU President Michael T. Benson. “With a strong background that includes both higher education and corporate experience, I believe he is well-prepared to lead our HR initiatives at CCU and to ensure we are a best-practice institution.”

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the CCU team at such an exciting and pivotal time,” Koczara said.

At UW, Koczara led numerous projects and initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion across campus, improve HR processes and services, and create numerous employee-centric actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Koczara’s background includes serving in HR leadership roles at Roche Tissue Diagnostics, Microsoft Corp., and Toyota Financial Services.

Koczara earned a bachelor’s degree in financial administration from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.