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UW–Madison human resources official to become interim OHR leader

October 12, 2018 By John Lucas

Mark Walters has been named interim chief human resources officer at UW–Madison.

The current officer, Wayne Guthrie, is leaving the university to take a similar position at the University of Delaware, effective Nov. 2.

Photo: Mark W. Walters

Mark W. Walters

Walters has served in a variety of positions in OHR over the past 20 years, including his present role as senior director of talent strategy and operations. He previously served as senior director of operations since December 2014.

“Mark’s experience and dedication will serve UW–Madison and OHR well,” says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration. I appreciate his willingness to step up to this leadership position.

“I also want to personally thank Wayne for his service to UW–Madison since he arrived here in January 2017.”

Heller says he will quickly begin a search for a permanent new OHR director.