• Dennis Hopwood

    Director of Human Resources


    Directs all human resources programs and strategies for Whitman College, and supports the Provost on HR issues affecting Faculty and academic staff.  Substantial experience in higher education administration and as an HR executive for global high tech companies.  BS Sociology cum laude University of Idaho; MS Higher Education Administration University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

    • Strategic planning and HR initiatives
    • Human Resource policies and legal compliance
    • Human Resource consulting
    • Compensation and benefits strategy
    • Employee relations
    • Recruitment, staffing, and diversity
    • Leadership Development
  • Telara McCullough

    Assistant Director of Human Resources Compensation & Benefits


    Manages the communication, administration, and compliance for employee benefits and Staff compensation programs. Responsible for HR Information Systems and consults to the Director on employee relations matters. Substantial experience as HR Director for a diverse set of private sector companies. BA Journalism cum laude, MS Industrial Relations University of Oregon.

    • Benefits strategy, administration, and orientation
    • Staff compensation strategy and administration
    • Legal compliance
    • Staff leave of absence management
    • Human Resource information system
    • Employee relations
  • Krista Garcia

    Administrative Assistant


    Provides comprehensive administrative support to the HR staff and employees, particularly in recruitment, the HR information system, benefits and compensation. Substantial administrative experience in private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Bilingual English/Spanish. Walla Walla Community College.

    • Administrative support to HR staff
    • Recruitment coordination
    • I-9 compliance administration
    • HR systems maintenance and management
  • Jacqueline Mings

    Human Resources Assistant

    Memorial Building Room 104

    Lengthy administrative experience with local and state agencies.  Has over 8 years of active training and development and teaching experience with the local community college.  B.S. in Organizational Security and Management, MS in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management through the University of Phoenix.  Is responsible for HR Information System input and data integrity for staff and faculty benefits and employment records, as well as student employment records.

    • Employment status (data) administration
    • I-9 compliance administration
    • Employment verification