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Weekly Wellness - Who Makes Benefit Decisions at L&C?

July 27, 2018

Final determinations about our benefit package at Lewis & Clark College always rests with our Executive Council members. 

In addition, our Employee Benefits Committee provides valuable feedback and works closely with HR and our benefit brokers to ensure our benefits are competitive.

Employee Benefits Committee



  1. Benefits Analyst, Chair

Helen DeVol

  1. VP of Finance

Alan Finn

  1. AVP of HR

Heyke Kirkendall-Baker

  1. CAS Faculty

Anne Bentley

  1. CAS Staff

Mark Pietrok

  1. LAW Faculty

Henry Drummonds

  1. LAW Staff

David Carter

  1. GRAD Faculty

Carol Doyle

  1. GRAD Staff

Sharon Chinn

  1. Common Services

Aaron Whiteford

  1. LCCSSA Union

Lisa Frenz

  1. Teamster Union

Jeff Alderman

  1. PubCom

Joe Becker

General Purpose:

  • Review existing benefit programs and make recommendations for the improvement, addition, or deletion of programs.

  • Advise regarding significant benefit program design changes.

  • Serve as a conduit for the communication of benefit trends, changes and challenges to and from the broader community. Recommend communication strategies.


Monthly Meetings (excluding July and August)

Examples of key topics:

  • Offer meaningful and flexible advice that allows the college to provide the greatest benefits to the faculty and staff community as a whole.

  • Evaluate benefit priorities in response to changes in the college’s financial position, faculty and staff members’ interests and needs, the competitive market for faculty and staff members, or the external benefits landscape (e.g., changes in the benefits marketplace or in applicable laws and regulations).

  • Support the health and well-being of faculty and staff members, encouraging preventive care and providing opportunities to foster wellness.

  • Monitor the effectiveness and solicit feedback regarding employee satisfaction levels with the college’s benefits offerings (i.e. level of benefits, vendor services, costs, etc). Compare benefits packages with peer institutions.

  • Educate faculty and staff about the college’s benefits package as a component of total compensation.


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