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 of Human Resources
Ms. Lopez oversees and manages compliance for all processes and policies related to Human Resources and participates on the President's Leadership Cabinet. Ms. Lopez can be contacted by email at

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

Meg Farra, Senior HR Generalist 
Ms. Farra provides HR support in the areas of accommodations, leave of absences, end of employment processes, and training for staff.  Ms. Farra can be contacted by email at

Emma Ahern, HR Generalist II
Ms. Ahern provides HR support in the areas of general policy information and assists with recruitment and onboarding.  Ms. Ahern can be contacted by email at

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


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.