Candace Baer, Rhode Island School of Design
Candace has over twenty-five years experience in the field of Human Resources and Organizational Development. Currently as Vice President for Human Resources at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, co-chaired the President’s Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion and serves as a member of the Diversity Steering Committee. Candace oversees the Human Resources area which is responsible for staff recruitment/retention, employee/labor relations, diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, administration of employee benefit programs, organizational training and development, salary administration, and communication of employment policies and procedures. She came to RISD in 2007 from Smith College where she was the Associate Director of Human Resources.
As a consultant, Candace coaches leaders and facilitates workshops that develop people while providing practical solutions to organizational issues. Candace holds a B.S. in Education and an M.A. in Organizational Communication from Emerson College. She is an active participant in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences.