For Immediate Release – August 5, 2003



GENESEO, N.Y. – Edna B. Chun of New York City has been named Assistant Vice President for Human Resources at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Chun most recently served as assistant vice president, human resource services, at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

"Dr. Chun has a stunning record of success in leading human resource operations within complex, unionized higher education environments," said Kenneth Levison, vice president for administration and finance at Geneseo. "She has developed comprehensive diversity recruitment plans at two major universities, chaired labor relations contract negotiation councils, and developed state-of-the-art employee training and career ladder programs which fulfill institutional strategic objectives." He added that Chun has also served as the chair and vice chair of the 22-campus Personnel Directors Council for the California State University System.

Chun received a B.A. in music from Oberlin College, a top-ranked liberal arts college in Ohio, an M.A. in Chinese literature from Columbia University, and Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees with High Distinction in piano performance and pedagogy from Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Ind. She has served as director of human resources at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., associate vice president for human resources at Portland State University, and vice president for human resources at Kent State University.

In addition to her background in personnel and payroll services, Chun has taught human resources management at Brooklyn College and California Polytechnic State University, and was an adjunct instructor of piano and piano literature at Kent State University, Indiana University School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory.

Chun was raised in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and switched to human resource management after years of preparing for a career in music. "Unfortunately tendonitis prevented me from pursuing piano," she said. "I was disappointed, but determined to find a second career that would tap my other skills and talents."

Chun began work at the college July 7.

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