Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Robert “Bob” Thumith as its new director of Human Resources. Thumith assumed his responsibilities on Friday, July 6.
Thumith brings more than three decades of professional, managerial and leadership experience in the field of human resource management. His experience spans private and public, multistate and international sectors, as he has worked for organizations such as Honeywell International, Rexam PLC, GKN Aerospace, and Patriot Coal.
Since 2012, Thumith served St. Louis Community College in various capacities as associate director of Human Resources, director of labor/employee relations and development, and director of Human Resource Services.
Thumith has served on the advisory board for the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University for its executive master’s in international business. He is an adjunct instructor of graduate-level human resources management courses at Lindenwood University.
A native of Rhode Island, Thumith earned a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in human resource management from Bryant College in 1978. He achieved a master’s in business administration, concentrating in human resources, organizational psychology and executive development from Michigan State University in 1980.
Thumith replaces Sherrie Senkfor, who retired in May after 10 years of service.