Karen Fosher replaces Michael Richard as EAPS Human Resources Administrator.
A big EAPS welcome to Karen Fosher, Michael Richard's replacement as Human Resources Administrator. Karen joined EAPS headquarters staff last month. Her appointment allows Michael to take off his HR hat and focus on his new role as EAPS Administrative Officer.
Karen's responsibilities include visas, appointments, key requests, and weekly staff payroll (researchers and support staff). She is also the EAPS UROP Payroll coordinator. (Students with questions about any of the above should contact the Education Office.)
Karen, who was born and raised here in Cambridge, comes with lots of Institute experience, having worked at MIT for over thirty years. Her background is in finance but for the past ten years she has worked in human resources, most recently as the HR Administrator in the Department of Chemistry.
Outside of work Karen says she enjoys spoiling her two grand children, reading, gardening and baseball: "I'm a huge Red Sox fan" she says.