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Pursch named vice president at Manchester University

Arin PurschArin Pursch has been promoted to vice president for human resources at Manchester University, effective Jan. 1.

 “In her time as assistant vice president for human resources, she has strengthened our core human resource functions and laid the groundwork for more effective performance management and talent development systems,” said President Dave McFadden in announcing the new member of his cabinet. “I have found Arin to be an effective advocate for individual employees and adept at understanding organizational culture.”

With nearly 20 years of experience in human resources and organizational development, Pursch returned to her home county to join Manchester University in 2015.

She earned an undergraduate degree in human resource development, with an emphasis in adult learning and instructional design, and a master’s in human resource development for higher education, with emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology, from Indiana State University.

Pursch has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Tech and Indiana University South Bend.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

Dec. 31, 2015