Kathy Groves has joined William Woods University as the new director of human resources, benefit services and student employment. Groves is a 24-year resident of Mexico, Mo.
For the last 12 years Groves has been the office manager at Harbison-Walker Refractories in Vandalia, where she was responsible for all human resource management, training and recordkeeping for the manufacturing facility of 200 plus employees.
Previously, she was the owner of Casablanca Clothing & Fitness in Mexico for 10 years. She has a B.A. degree in business administration from Stephens College and has taken master of business administration (MBA) classes at the University of Missouri.