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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 feel free to contact any member of our human resources team at any time to obtain more information.

Contact Information

Sandy Chung, Vice President for Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
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.

Bill Jenkins, Director of Employee Relations & Staff Diversity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Staff
Mr. Jenkins oversees all aspects of employee relations. This includes providing guidance about the performance review process, overseeing the investigation of workplace concerns, managing workers' compensation, coordinating leaves of absences and conducting exit interviews. Mr. Jenkins can be contacted by e-mail at jenkinsw@up.edu.

Laura Barnard, Benefits & Compensation Manager
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.

Meg Farra, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and Senior HR Generalist 
Ms. Farra provides HR support in the areas of recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, professional development, research and HR information system analytics and administration.  Ms. Farra can be contacted by email at farra@up.edu

Patrick Plaza, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Administrative Processes and Senior HR Generalist 
Mr. Plaza provides administrative support in HR and Title IX through drafting of policies and procedures for related administrative processes, recordkeeping, reporting, legal compliance, and assists with and conducts some workplace investigations.  Mr. Plaza can be contacted by email at plaza@up.edu.

Heather Memarian, Senior HR Generalist
Ms. Memarian provides HR support in the areas of recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, professional development, research and HR information system analytics and administration.  Ms. Memarian can be contacted by email at memarian@up.edu.

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

Elle Fournier, HR Generalist, Student Employment
Ms. Fournier coordinates the University’s Student Employment Program, including hiring, compensation and program compliance.  She also assists in other HR generalist activities. Ms. Fournier can be contacted by email at fournier@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, feel free to contact the human resources team as a whole by e-mailing hr@up.edu or by sending a fax to 503.943.7433.