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The Office of Human Resources
People ~ Partnership ~ Possibilities

It is the mission of the Office of Human Resources to foster a positive, caring, inclusive work environment where everyone is respected and valued.  Human Resources attracts, develops and retains top talent and delivers high quality services to support the strategic goals and overall mission of the University.

Our vision is to aspire to be the employer of choice reflecting a culture of inclusiveness, excellence, and exceptional talent.


What's Happening in HR

Kimberley Pennock 

I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Kimberley Pennock to Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Operations. Kimberley joined the University in 1996 and has been a valuable member of the Human Resources office as she has served in different capacities. Kimberley most recently served as Director of HRIS providing exceptional leadership in the Office of Human Resources as well as exceptional strength as our primary data gatekeeper. This is a responsibility that is vital in management of employment data. Kimberley has advanced over the years taking on positions with greater responsibility and has played a key role in the transition to our new business model. She brings a great deal of experience to the Office of Human Resources and we are excited about her new role. In this new position, Kimberley will continue to oversee PeopleSoft HR Information System (HRIS) for Human Resources and will serve as Business Partner for Administrative & Fiscal Services. Kimberley will also take on greater leadership responsibilities in the operations of the Office of Human Resources.

Please join us in congratulating Kimberley on her new role.


“Summer Pop-up Learning on the Lawn”

The Office of Human Resources will be offering a series of summer “pop-up” workshops on the lawn to introduce the concept of onsite professional development/employee education focused specifically on Diversity & Inclusion topics. Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign-up online and join brief, informative, engaging, fun, interactive learning experiences!

Click here for more information on the “Summer Pop-up Learning on the Lawn”


Benefits Walk-In Hours

In an effort to service your needs more efficiently, the Office of Human Resources will now have dedicated walk-in hours to meet your Benefits needs.

TUESDAYS 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Benefits Specialist will meet with you in order of arrival You can also schedule an appointment with the Benefits Specialist, Sandra Escaleira, by e-mailing or calling (508) 999-8045



The Office of Human Resources is located on the second floor of the Foster Administration Building, Room 202.  Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.  You can reach us by phone at 508.999.8060 or by email at