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Human Resources Director and Alumna Marie Tinsley '88 Retiring in December

Marie Tinsley, who will retire in December 2012, has 38 years of human resources and labor relations experience, 32 with New York City College of Technology, where she began working in 1980 as a work study student and then as administrative assistant to the registrar. Today, she serves as executive assistant to the vice president for administration and finance and director of human resources. A retirement party for Ms. Tinsley will be held on Friday, December 7, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the College’s Janet Lefler Dining Room.  Those wishing to attend should contact Emma Maxwell or Michelle Manragh at 718.473.8701 by November 15.

A 1988 magna cum laude graduate of both City Tech (with a 4.0 GPA in her major, Human Services) and Baruch College as well as an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, Ms. Tinsley has served on many committees at the College and with CUNY’s University Office of Human Resources Management.

Her first managerial position at City Tech came in 1984 when she was named coordinator of the College’s Work Experience Program, one she developed into a model adopted by the City of New York’s Department of Social Services and the Human Resources Administration. Her work contributed to the development of a required-viewing video for all incoming New York City public assistance recipients and was featured in a second video widely viewed throughout Canada and Great Britain. Ms. Tinsley later served as City Tech’s benefits officer, then as deputy director of personnel, then as director of human resources, before being named executive assistant to the vice president for administration and finance.

Her services to College and the larger community include efforts to enhance breast cancer awareness, to promote blood drives and health and wellness fairs; supervisory training of Verizon employees and Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center managers; motivational speaking in local high school Career Day events and on stress-related issues stemming from the Persian Gulf Crisis; initiation of City Tech multi-cultural heritage observances; development of a host of highly focused employee and retiree seminars, workshops and panel discussions; initiation and publication of a Human Resources newsletter and employee handbook; expansion of the President’s Service Awards program; and efforts to obtain external financial support for a variety of College programs.

The hallmark of Ms. Tinsley’s long and distinguished career is her reputation for diligence, competency and fairness in these and all of the other roles that she has played. She has served the College admirably and earned the enduring respect of its students, faculty and staff.


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