Human Resources Leader Named

May 4, 2023 | News, UToday
By Kirk Baird

A human resources officer with more than 30 years in the profession has been hired to lead The University of Toledo’s Department of Human Resources.

Mark Yuran will serve as the University’s senior associate vice president and chief human resources officer effective, Tuesday, June 20.

Headshot of Mark Yuran, recently named head of Human Resources


Yuran most recently served as the chief human resources officer and associate vice chancellor for the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus, where he directed the human relations operations for more 1,900 faculty and staff and served as chief labor relations officer.

“I’m looking forward to joining a great team and to build upon UToledo’s current successes and to continuing the work of positioning UToledo as an employer of choice for the community,” Yuran said. “I am excited about the opportunity to help the University reach its goals and position itself for success in executing its strategic plan.”

In his role at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Yuran was responsible for executing human resources strategies for a diverse and dynamic workforce. His role encompassed culture and employee experience initiatives, employee and labor relations, succession planning, talent development, change management, performance management, leadership training, executive coaching, compensation and classification, and serving as a trusted advisor to all levels within the organization.

Prior to his position at Minnesota, he served as the chief human resources officer and associate vice chancellor for the Lone Star College System in The Woodlands, Texas, where he oversaw human resources functions for more than 10,000 employees across 20 locations.

Yuran’s career also has included serving as chief human resources officer for the University of Oregon, chief human resources officer for Minnesota State University Moorhead, and human resources officer-operations for the Technical College System of Georgia.

Yuran received a bachelor’s degree in international economic affairs and French from the University of West Georgia, a master’s degree in human resources and organizational development from the University of Georgia and a master of business administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. Yuran also has a certification as a senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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