Robert M. Hardy Appointed Vice President for Human Resources

News Story: February 28, 2007

Robert M. Hardy, has been promoted to Vice President for Human Resources at Sacred Heart University, effective March 5, 2007.

In addition to being responsible for the Human Resources function at the University, Hardy will also be a member of the President’s Cabinet. He will report to SHU President Anthony J. Cernera, Ph.D.

Hardy came to SHU in 1999 as the director of Training and Development before transitioning into the role of director of Human Resources. He has worked in partnership with the senior leadership team of the University to create a “state-of-the-art” Human Resources function. In addition, he chaired the University Benefits Committee.   

An adjunct faculty member in the John F. Welch College of Business since 1994, he earned the University’s Outstanding Service Award in 2006.

Before joining Sacred Heart, Hardy worked as the manager of Employee Training and Development at G.E. Capital in Danbury, Conn. Prior to that, he worked at WITCO Corporation in Greenwich, Conn. as a Training and Development Manager, and at Sprint Communications in Purchase, N.Y, as a Customer Service Training Manager.

Hardy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications at Central Connecticut State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Corporate Communications from Fairfield University. He also studied leadership development at Harvard University.

He is a member of The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and the American Society of Training and Development.

He resides in Monroe, Conn.