Office of Human Resources

Our Mission Statement

Western New England University recognizes faculty members, administrators, and staff, as valued partners in the University’s educational mission. To that end, the Office of Human Resources provides a broad range of services to our employees, who are instrumental in achieving the University’s strategic vision.

In addition, the members of the Human Resources staff provide support and consultation to the University’s deans, administrators and managers to ensure the University’s ongoing ability to attract and retain faculty and staff of the highest caliber. The Office is responsible for recruitment and hiring, job classification, compensation, benefits administration, and personnel relations activities.  Policies and procedures are developed and implemented to ensure the University’s compliance with legislative and regulatory mandates and reporting requirements, and to ensure that our employees work in a pleasant and safe environment.

The Office oversees the performance evaluation program for staff and administrative employees, and provides professional development opportunities through both in-house and off-site training opportunities which support University employees in meeting demanding standards and in achieving their personal and professional educational and career goals.  The challenge of balancing the demands of work and family is well recognized and the University supports its faculty and staff in achieving this balance through the Work & Family Program.
Underlying all our services and activities is the University’s commitment to fostering an atmosphere of personal concern.  We consider the members of the faculty and staff to be our greatest resource.



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Who's Who in Human Resources

 Departmental Location: Rivers Memorial

Jodie Griffith
Human Resources Generalist

Kim Howard
Assistant Manager of Benefits Administration

Donna-Rae Kenneally
Associate Director of Human Resources

Donna Martin
Employment Associate

Joanne Ollson  
Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resoures

Myra Quick
Assistant Director of Human Resources & Manager of Employee Development

Wendy Tietz
Manager of Human Resource Information Systems