Heyke Kirkendall-Baker

Heyke Kirkendall-Baker, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Lower McAfee 016, MSC: 72

Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to Lewis & Clark College?

I started my professional career by graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School. I spent several years gaining experience as an employment attorney, district manager, entrepreneur, and human resources professional in public and private organizations. Nineteen years after graduating law school, I returned home to Lewis & Clark with leadership, management, business, legal and higher education experience—uniquely positioned to support the human resource department at Lewis & Clark College in its next journey.


What are your HR specialties that people can reach out to you for?

I can help you with questions about:

  • Policy and CBA interpretation
  • Recognition
  • Employee Relations
  • HR programs/services
  • College-wide ADA concerns
  • Title IX concerns
  • Policy violations

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I love life, and I love spending time enjoying life. It’s important for me to spend time with my husband, children, grandchildren, and my friends; we love to spend time together at the Oregon vineyards that are so close to home. I also love to travel and explore different parts of the world.

Additional Information

HR Specialties:
Policy & CBA | Recognition | Employee Engagement & Relations | HR Programs & Services | Title IX | Policy Violations

Location: McAfee