Human Resources, Title IX, and Environmental Health & Safety

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to serving the employees at the University of Portland by providing resources to managers and new employees, providing employee benefits, acting as a partner to departments and employees, and addressing workplace concerns.  On this website you will find a variety of resources to help you discover the benefits of employment at UP.  If the information on these webpages does not answer your questions, please email the Human Resources team at hr@up.edu or call (503) 943-8484.

If you are an applicant and have questions regarding your application, recruitment, or employment at the University of Portland we ask that you direct your questions to the Human Resources team at hr@up.edu or call (503) 943-8484.   

Contact Information

Sandy Chung, Vice President for Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator for Compliance
Ms. Chung leads the human resources team at the University of Portland in attracting, developing, retaining, and supporting the University's most valuable resource - the University's employees. Ms. Chung can be contacted by email at chung@up.edu.

Laura Barnard, Associate Director of Human Resources
Ms. Barnard manages salary designations and oversees all aspects of benefits administration which includes health insurance benefits, retirement accounts, tuition remission, and wellness. Ms. Barnard can be contacted by email at barnardl@up.edu.

Heather Memarian, Associate Director of Human Resources
Ms. Memarian provides HR support in the areas of recruitment, compensation, employee relations, professional development and training. Ms. Memarian can be contacted by email at memarian@up.edu.

Meg Farra, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and Senior HR Generalist 
Ms. Farra provides HR support in the areas of accommodations, leave of absences, end of employment processes, and Title IX support and training for staff, faculty and students.  Ms. Farra can be contacted by email at farra@up.edu

Sarah Meiser, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Compliance and Senior HR Generalist
Ms. Meiser provides administrative support in HR and Title IX. This includes assisting with and conducting workplace and Title IX investigations and ensuring the University’s Title IX policies and processes are effective, compliant with the law, and consistent with University values. Ms. Meiser can be contacted by email at meisers@up.edu.

Emma Ahern, Title IX & HR Generalist II
Ms. Ahern provides HR and Title IX support in the areas of Title IX training and education, workplace and Title IX investigations, and Title IX/HR information administration and research.  Ms. Ahern can be contacted by email at ahern@up.edu

Kelly Cheek, HR Generalist II
Ms. Cheek provides HR support in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, professional development,  research and HR information system analytics and administration.  Ms. Cheek can be contacted by email at cheek@up.edu.

Theresa Knott, HR Generalist II, Benefits Coordinator
Ms. Knott provides HR support in the areas of benefits administration, policies, and procedures.  She also assists with reconciliation and payment processes for UPnbenefits. Ms. Knott can be contacted by email at knott@up.edu

Claire Moore, HR Generalist II & Student Employment Coordinator
Ms. Moore coordinates the University’s Student Employment Program, including hiring, compensation and program compliance.  She also assists in other HR generalist activities. Ms. Moore can be contacted by email at moorec@up.edu.

Sarah Schmits, Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Ms. Schmits oversees the environmental health and safety of the University.  This includes laboratory and workplace safety, hazardous waste management, and regulatory compliance requirements.  Ms. Schmits can be contacted at schmits@up.edu.  

Visit Us

The HR office is located in Waldschmidt Hall, on the 5th Floor. Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please let us know how we can help.

For general questions and inquiries, please contact the human resources team as a whole by e-mailing hr@up.edu or by sending a fax to 503.943.7433.