• Position Description & Duties
The College Relations Director is responsible for assisting and promoting student chapter activities within the State. 

Responsible To:
State Director 

  1. Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
  2. Serve as a liaison between student chapters and the State Council.
  3. Promote and assist with the formation of new student chapters by identifying potential sites and working with local professional chapters to develop these student chapters.
  4. Serve as a communications link between student chapters and National SHRM in disseminating information relative to student activities and programs, utilizing SHRM resources where available.
  5. Coordinate a state student conference, HR Games, and other activities, encouraging professional SHRM members’ participation and support of such events and supporting the host chapter as needed.
  6. Attend and assist with North Central Regional Student Conference.
  7. Work with both faculty advisors and local chapter presidents to encourage student participation in local professional chapter meetings and professional conferences.; providing financial assistance when funds are available.
  8. Provide guidance to educational institutions as it relates to SHRM activities and the promotion of student involvement in SHRM.
  9. Promote the development and provision of scholarships for college students pursuing degrees with a Human Resources emphasis.
  10. Promote Human Resources as a professional field of pursuit within educational institutions and provide assistance, such as donating HR-related educational materials as applicable.
  11. Encourage Council members to participate in or view volunteer leader college relations webcasts.
  12. Provide financial support to student chapters as budgeted by the Council.
  13. Participate in Core Leadership Area (CLA) events, such as the SHRM National Leadership Conference, to obtain and share news and ideas.
  14. Attend student chapter meetings as necessary.
  15. Make regular updates to the College Relations section of the WISHRM website.
  16. Utilize National SHRM resources as needed.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.


  • SHRM membership in good standing required.
  • Ability to visit student chapters throughout the state and attend state conferences required.
  • HRCI certification preferred. 

Serve a one-year term beginning with the first day of January ending the last day of December. May be reappointed for two additional terms for a total service of three years.

Contact Information
Callie Zipple, PHR
Matt Nechodom, PHR
WI State Council College Relations Director
PH: 1-888-374-7121 ext. 38692

Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Interpersonal/Organizational Communication. Matt’s HR experience began in college while serving on the board for the local student SHRM chapter. He interned with the Outagamie County Human Resources department in Appleton, WI and continued his experience for 8 years as an HR Generalist and Recruitment Manager for Parts Now in Middleton, WI.  Matt is currently with American Family Insurance in Madison, WI as a Corporate Talent Acquisition Specialist.   Other than recruiting, Matt has experience with employee relations, training, staff development, facilitation, sourcing, etc. Matt is a member of the Greater Madison Area SHRM (GMASHRM) as well as a National SHRM Member. He earned his Professional of Human Resources certification in May, 2008 and has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin SHRM State conference.
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