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Human Resources

HR Team

It’s our mission to educate, advise, represent, and support Lewis & Clark’s most valuable asset —you! We do so by building partnerships and providing expertise while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. 

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Pam Wassmer
HR Administrative Specialist I

Pam Wassmer coordinates general administrative functions for the Human Resources office. This includes: representing the department and often Lewis & Clark as the “first contact” person, providing direct administration and secretarial support to the Associate Vice President and Director of Human Resources and Associate Director of Human Resources, Family Medical Leave, and supervising temporary employees.

Heather DeLancett                                                                                                                                              
Student Employment Coordinator

Heather DeLancett is responsible for overseeing all aspects of student employment at Lewis & Clark. This includes part-time, temporary, summer and on- and off-campus jobs. She works to create opportunities for student employment and manages the process whereby students are placed in the payroll system once hired. Other responsibilities include verifying student eligibility to work in on-campus and off-campus Federal Work Study (FWS) and Lewis & Clark Work Study (LCWS) positions, implementing and maintaining campus-wide student employment policies and procedures; coordinating all student job postings, and developing relationships with and providing training for student employee supervisors.

Shanthi Pattison

HR Analyst - Employment

Shanthi Pattison’s responsibilities include all aspects of the staff employment life cycle, including job postings, supervisor training related to hiring, non-exempt job offers, new employee onboarding, processing annual pay increases, and terminations. She is responsible for coordinating the annual Affirmative Action Plan reporting. She is also responsible for monitoring employee’s on-boarding process, updating employee data and position information, managing position changes, and entering and updating salary information and stipends in Workday. Coordinates and conducts New Employee Orientation.

Helen DeVol
Benefits Analyst

Helen DeVol’s responsibilities include advising employees and retirees on benefits-related issues, such as medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement benefits. In addition, she is involved with the 403(b) Committee. She also delivers new hire benefits orientation and acts as a liaison with the company’s benefits vendors.

Holly Allen-Petersen
HRIS Analyst

Holly Allen-Petersen’s responsibilities include the timely and accurate generation of and maintenance of data in Workday. She monitors, troubleshoots and resolves transactions and ensure they successfully proceed through the workflows and approvals. In addition, she performs duties such as reporting, auditing, testing, and documentation related to Workday.

Leandra Kroenig, FPC
Payroll Administrator

Leandra Kroenig oversees the processing of the College’s payroll for 1700+ Staff, Faculty, and Students. She also performs and supervises all activities necessary for timely and accurate processing of monthly payrolls and regulatory reporting.  In addition, she also ensures compliance with established payroll policies and procedures as well as federal and state regulations.

Kris Codron, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Associate Director

Kris Codron is the Associate Director of Human Resources. Her responsibilities include assisting with supervisor training, ensuring compliance of both the LCCSSA and Teamster collective bargaining agreements, providing coaching and counseling to both employees and supervisors in work related matters, and advising employees on matters related to FMLA/OFLA. In addition, Kris is responsible for supervising and providing back up in the areas of Student Employment, Benefits and Recruiting.

Heyke Kirkendall-Baker, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Associate Vice President of Human Resources