Chinnock Petroski named human resources director

Mary J. Chinnock PetroskiKEARNEY – Mary J. Chinnock Petroski is the new director of human resources at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She begins June 9.

Chinnock Petroski’s comes to UNK from the University of Wyoming, where she was employee relations, training and professional development manager.

Chinnock Petroski obtained her juris doctorate, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her law background includes acting as a general litigation attorney specializing in employment law and mediation, and in labor and employment law.

She has completed continuing education in employee relations, discrimination law and supervisory responsibilities. Her certifications include basic and advanced mediation skills specific to resolving workplace conflicts.

Her memberships include the Society of Human Managers and College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.


Source: Barbara Johnson, 308.865.8205,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

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