The new USC HR director will bring to the job a new perspective on the USC human resources landscape and the role that the department plays in recruiting talent.
He will be the first in the department to serve as a director of human resources and will be tasked with developing an executive team and creating a “culture” within the USC Office of Human Resources.
The new USCHR director will be responsible for recruiting and retaining high-quality, talented individuals with USC Human Resources experience and a strong social and human capital skillset.
Mottel, who also serves as the vice president of the USC Human Resource Institute, will join the department after serving as director of the Human Resources office from September 2015 to September 2017.
“Andrew has a long history of bringing fresh perspectives to USC HR,” USC President Robert J. Wilkins said in a statement.
“He will continue to be a strong voice for the department as we build upon our achievements in recruiting and retention.
Andrew’s experience at USC, both as a student, alumna, and current employee, will benefit our university in many ways.
He is a talented individual and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of HR director.”
The hire comes just weeks after USC announced a $1.8 billion investment in hiring USC’s first female director of student affairs and vice chancellor for the College of Arts and Sciences.
In February, USC hired former USC President John Jenkins to become the department’s first vice chancellor of student operations.
Jenkins previously served as the director of USC’s Office of International Programs.
Motto of the new USC Human Relations director will include a commitment to “building on the accomplishments of the past, while creating new and innovative ways to help our students succeed.”
Mellan and Mottle will begin their new roles on Monday, March 18, and will report to Wilkins on April 19.