Albert T. Brault has been appointed director of human resources at the University of Rochester, an institution with some 11,800 full- and part-time employees in its academic divisions, hospital, and art gallery.
"Al Brault brings a distinctive set of skills that will enable him to lead the University's human resources staff as they address the evolving needs of the institution," said Richard P. Miller, Jr., senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Since 1989, Brault has been executive director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The center, in partnership with more than 50 of the country's leading corporations, as well as several international corporations, conducts 20 to 30 research studies per year on workplace issues. Senior human resources executives from those corporations also meet several times a year under center auspices.
From 1963 to 1989, Brault was director of human resources for Eastman Kodak Company's Diversified Technologies and Life Sciences Business Group, a division with 8,000 employees. Before that, he had served at Kodak as director of corporate training, management development, and organizational research (1983-86) and director of industrial relations for Kodak Research Laboratories (1981-1983). He originally joined the corporation in 1963 as a senior scientist in the Applied Photography Division, Kodak Research Laboratories.
He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Michael's College and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Northwestern University.