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Bill Dial

KEES Executive Search Client Partner, College of DuPage, Names Vice President for Human Resources

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College of DuPage (COD), the largest community college in Illinois and the second-largest provider of undergraduate education in the State, has selected accomplished human resources executive William “Bill” Dial Ph.D., PHR, SHRM-CP as its next Vice President for Human Resources. Reporting to COD’s President, Dr. Brian W. Caputo, Dial will serve on the President’s Cabinet and is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the College. Dial will build relationships with leaders and managers to facilitate the integration of human resources best practices across COD. His appointment takes effect on June 26, 2023.

Read the full College of DuPage press release here.

Dial most recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at the College of Southern Nevada. He has also previously served in HR leadership roles at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO, Richland College in Dallas, TX, and Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO.

College of DuPage retained KEES, a national executive search firm, as its executive search partner earlier in 2023. A comprehensive, national search was launched, and Dial was selected from a talented pool of top finalists. Leading the search efforts were  Search Committee Chair Wendy Parks (Vice President for Public Relations, Marketing and Communications at College of DuPage) and Search Committee members from College of DuPage: Brian Kleemann (Senior Writer), Nathania Montes (Dean of Student Affairs), Kent Munsterman (Police Lieutenant), Michelle Olson Rzeminski (Senior Manager of HR Operations), Ellen Roberts(Vice President of Administrative Affairs), Jill Salas (Assistant Professor of English), Wendy Thorup-Pavlick (Student Success Counselor), and Joe Tungol (Associate Professor of Business).

“Bill is a powerful addition to COD’s already strong human resources team,” said Laura Weinman, KEES Vice President. “He brings a rich career history in HR leadership in the higher education sector, with specific experience at multiple community colleges. Bill’s expertise will serve the entire College of DuPage community well. Congratulations to all!” 

KEES supported this hire through our Executive Search service and was delighted to be selected as College of DuPage’s partner of choice.


KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit


Since its inception in 1967, College of DuPage (COD) has evolved into one of the nation’s finest community colleges, fulfilling its mission as an educational and economic agent of change for its students and the community it serves. COD is the largest publicly funded community college and the second-largest provider of undergraduate studies in Illinois. Serving more than 22,000 students annually, the College is in a community that supports its mission and continually strives to keep pace with the needs and demands of an ever-changing world. From the elected Board of Trustees to the faculty and college leadership and staff, COD understands the importance of maintaining relevance on all levels: interpersonal, academic, civic, cultural, and economic. COD’s leadership and educators believe there are few things more powerful than a mind engaged. To learn more about College of DuPage, please visit


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