As the university’s chief human resources officer, Ms. Lindner is an officer of the university and has overall responsibility for recruitment and staffing, talent development, diversity, organizational excellence, compensation, benefits, labor relations, employee relations, employee communications, HRIS, the employee service center and labor-management partnerships. Ms. Lindner is also responsible for a wide range of the university’s administrative operations including police, security operations and systems, emergency management, travel and transportation, housing, publishing and other essential service functions.
Before her appointment as vice president, Ms. Lindner served in many key roles at Yale, including deputy vice president immediately prior to her current appointment. During Yale’s 2012 presidential search, she served as staﬀ liaison to the Yale Corporation presidential search committee. Previous assignments have included start-up operations at the West Campus; responsibility for administrative and business areas within the Finance & Administration division, including university procurement and the data warehouse; start-up and management of the university’s cooperative labor-management partnership; and, within the Secretary’s Oﬃce, director of the university’s Tercentennial celebration.
Prior to joining Yale, she was chief administrative oﬃcer for the City of New Haven, responsible for the city’s operations including police, ﬁre, emergency management, parks, facilities, public works, human resources, procurement, and the libraries. Before coming to New Haven, she worked in the mayor’s oﬃce in the City of New York, as deputy director of citywide labor-management programs and later as assistant director of operations. She holds a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, an M.P.A. from Baruch College, CUNY, and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Janet has taught as an adjunct instructor at the undergraduate and graduate level on topics such as managing people in higher education, public administration and government, and finance and budgeting for non-profit managers.
She currently serves as chair of the board of United Way of Greater New Haven, and has served as a board member and officer of The Mory’s Association.