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Elizabeth Arnott Joins Linfield University as Director of Human Resources

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to have partnered with Linfield University to place Elizabeth Arnott as the university’s new Director of Human Resources.


Established in 1858 as the Baptist College at McMinnville, then later named McMinnville College, and was later renamed Linfield college in honor of Reverend George Fisher Linfield. On July 1, 2020, Linfield officially became Linfield University with a College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and the School of Nursing. . It is recognized on a national level for  its pursuit of academic excellence and its commitment to international character and study abroad opportunities.


Arnott brings over a decade of HR experience, including nearly three years in Labor and Employee Relations leadership at Metro, a government administration that oversees significant aspects of infrastructure in the greater Portland region. Since 2018, she has also operated her own HR consulting firm, Elizabeth Arnott Consulting. She focuses on humanizing the employee experience and leading HR with integrity, creativity, and curiosity.


Ruben Moreno, Higher Education Practice Leader and Founding Partner of Blue Rock Search, said, “Our team at Blue Rock Search was pleased to work with Linfield University on the search for their Director of Human Resources. We understand the importance of having a strong, creative, and transformative HR leader  to support the achievement of overall institutional goals. Elizabeth Arnott brings a thoughtful, driven approach to the role, as well as over a decade of experience in HR, and we look forward to seeing her excel in her new role and drive great success for the Linfield community.”


About Blue Rock Search

Blue Rock Search ( is an MBE Certified, 100% minority/female-owned executive search firm specializing in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of high-impact leaders for their clients. Their founding partners are respected, trusted thought leaders, collectively bringing over 50 years of direct, relevant search experience to their four dedicated practices: HR/Diversity, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education Executive Search. Blue Rock’s agile service delivery model is designed to flex to the unique needs and expectations of any search, and quickly fill critical roles. Blue Rock Search believes the starting point for a successful search is a strong client relationship built on their core values of trust, mutuality, and commitment—creating “Relationships Built to Last.”

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