Nagengast joins H.R. department

The University of La Verne’s new associate director of human resources, Dana Nagengast, is the head of the department’s organizational development and training. Nagengast enjoys boot camp exercises, walking her golden retriever and is currently training for a 5k obstacle course mud run. / photo by Hunter Cole
The University of La Verne’s new associate director of human resources, Dana Nagengast, is the head of the department’s organizational development and training. Nagengast enjoys boot camp exercises, walking her golden retriever and is currently training for a 5k obstacle course mud run. / photo by Hunter Cole

Dana Nagengast recently joined the University of La Verne staff as the associate director of human resources, organizational development and training, which is a newly created position.

This position was designed to be help create training for certain University employee groups.

“We are going to identify the training that will help the most for La Verne,” Nagengast said.

The goal, she said, is to improve the work environment overall.

Nagengast received her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Cal State Fullerton and her master of science, leadership and management at ULV in 2002.

Prior to her appointment this year, Nagengast worked for in employee development for Black & Decker and Toyota.

Nagengast grew up in La Verne and graduated from Bonita High School.

“She is going to make a difference here,” said Jody Bomba, associate vice president for human resources.

One of the goals in creating Nagengast’s position was to start the organizational development and training program, Bomba said.

—Erica Maurice

Hunter Cole

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