• Shane Watkins

    Director of Human Resources

    509-527-5970

    Responsible for the vision, strategy, integration, and implementation of all human resources policies, initiatives, operations, and systems, with an eye to Whitman's mission, values, and strategic goals. Substantial experience leading the HR function for multiple private sector organizations.  BA in Sociology from Western Washington University and MS in Family Psychology from Capella University.

  • Telara McCullough

    Associate Director of Human Resources

    509-527-5941

    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

    Human Resources Coordinator

    509-527-5172

    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

    509-527-5173

    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