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Wentworth Hires New Vice President for Human Resources
January 30, 2018
Wentworth Institute of Technology has hired Linda Shinomoto to serve as the university’s vice president for human resources.
“Ms. Shinomoto brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Wentworth,” said Zorica Pantić, the Institute’s president.
Shinomoto begins her new position on February 5.
The former director of Human Resources and Title IX coordinator at Brandeis University, a resident of Wayland, Mass., has more than 30 years of professional experience in higher education, in Fortune 100 technology and telecommunications, and in government and nonprofit organizations. She received her master’s degree in education from Harvard University and her undergraduate degree in sociology and social services from California State University, East Bay.
Her career highlights include: expanding presence in global and multinational environments; facilitating labor negotiations and grievance management; hiring, promoting and retaining engineering, IT, sales, and financial employees; ensuring legal compliance within international, federal, state, and local jurisdictions; and leading organizational restructuring to meet constant market and financial needs.
At Brandeis, she helped to develop and lead HR teams in Title IX, employee relations, legal compliance, talent acquisition, compensation/total rewards, affirmative action, training, and organizational development.
- May 18, 2018—Mike Johnson, BELM ’05, and Rob Kodadek, BELM ’05, whose company has worked on the Saturday Night Live studio and Super Bowl XLIX, among other projects, created a lighting module that inspired a world of creativity in Wentworth’s junior industrial design studio.
- May 15, 2018—The Wentworth Institute of Technology Concrete Canoe team was awarded one of six wild card invitations to the 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition, where it will compete against 24 other teams.
- May 4, 2018—Gilbane has partnered with Wentworth faculty members to form a hands-on educational program around its design and construction, including bi-weekly site tours, an evening lecture series focused on construction and design discipline.