Human Resources | University of Portland

Human Resources

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 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 or call (503) 943-8484.   

Contact Information

Dana Lopez, Vice President for Human Resources

Laura Barnard, Human Resources Director

Meg Farra, Employee Relations & Compliance Officer 

Emily Matsukado, Employee Benefits & Wellness Specialist

Claire Moore, Employment Specialist

Justin Pfeifer, Employee Engagement & Development Officer

Madeline Botsford, Human Resources Coordinator

Allie Hepler, Payroll Manager

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 or by sending a fax to 503.943.7433.