UofL names interim vice president for human resources


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kimberly Maffet has been selected as interim vice president for human resources at the University of Louisville effective Jan. 14.

    Maffet, a Kentucky native, comes to UofL from Norton Healthcare, where she has been associate vice president of workforce development since 2004.

    At UofL, she will direct a human resources department of over 50 employees working in the areas of personnel policies and procedures, organizational effectiveness, professional development, staffing, compensation and benefits.

    Initially a nurse and manager in Kosair Children’s Hospital neonatal unit, Maffet moved on to become chief nursing officer and administrator of Norton’s Springview Hospital in Lebanon, Ky., a 75-bed acute care facility with a staff of 250.

    In 2000, she became Norton’s director of employee development and in 2002, its director of workforce development. Her efforts to boost interest in healthcare jobs led to the creation of the Norton Healthcare Scholars, a partnership with area colleges and universities to provide financial aid to students interested in pursuing healthcare careers.

    “Kim has earned a great reputation as a leader in human resources and has shown that she can tackle tough challenges and act as a positive change agent,” said Shirley Willihnganz, UofL’s provost. “She is a great asset to our university leadership team.”

    Maffet is chairperson for KentuckianaWorks and helped create its foundation. She belongs to Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and is a frequent speaker at workforce development conferences around the country.

    Maffet earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from University of Kentucky and an MBA from Bellarmine University. She and her husband, Craig, reside in Louisville.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.