Shanthi Pattison

Shanthi Pattison

Staff and Student Employment Coordinator

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

Almost native Portlander & former high tech program manager. I grew up in Portland and attended local schools in the area. I’m now a driven human resource professional who thrives in the Higher Ed environment. I am privileged to work at institution that focuses on social justice and the academic excellence that produces the next generation of leaders and critical thinkers.


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

I can help you with questions about:

  • Faculty, Staff & Student Hiring
  • Volunteer Onboarding
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Checks
  • Employee Changes
  • Personnel Action Forms (PAFs)
  • Requisitions
  • General Recruitment Questions


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

I enjoy all kinds of music (play a few old school instruments) and love to dance. I also enjoy basketball, volleyball, tennis & running. I love spending time outside in the yard/garden (even in the rain). I have a love for history and documentary filmmaking and enjoy sharing that with my kids.

Location: McAfee