Human Resources

Staff Committees 2020-2021


This committee's charge is to review institutional priorities, to educate the community, and to address current and future concerns related to accessibility issues accross the campus.

Robert Brigham  Conference and Events Planning
Jessika Chi  Institutional Diversity
Robin Ford  Library
Jess Gibson  Disability Support Services
Gary Granger  Community Safety
B Hunter  Center for Life Beyond Reed
Theresa Lowrie  Disability Support Services
Julie Maxfield  Student Life
Jason Parker  Web Support Services
April Sams  Environmental Health and Safety
Sarah Sharp  Registrar's Office
Megan Simón  Student Engagement
Clea Taylor  Residence Life
Cypress Williams  Human Resources
Steve Yeadon  Facilities Operations
Michael Foat  Faculty


This committee's charge is to plan the annual show of artistic works by college staff and faculty.

Marianne Colgrove CIS
Toria Ellis  Reactor
Mandy Heaton  Public Affairs
Lin Reedijk  Dean of the Faculty
Fiona Simms  Development
Colby Westhead  Conference and Events Planning


Childcare Committee website

This committee's charge is to continue its collaboration with Growing Seeds to ensure the success of the childcare center.

Sabrina Schroerlucke  Psychology
Danielle Cass  Chemistry
Kathy Oleson  Dean of the Faculty
Joel Franklin  Faculty
Gail Sherman Faculty

Committee on Diversity

The Committee on Diversity is charged with monitoring the programs and policies adopted by the college in pursuing its commitment to diversity and making recommendations about recruitment and under-represented ethnic and racial groups.

Jessika Chi Institutional Diversity
Mary James Institutional Diversity
Milyon Trulove Enrollment
Michelle Valintis Human Resources
Mark Burford Faculty
Kelly Chacón Faculty
Charlene Makeley  Faculty
Anna Ritz  Faculty
Pancho Savery Faculty

Staff Committee on Diversity

The Staff Committee on Diversity will make recommendations to senior leadership that it believes would lead to the enhanced recruitment and retention of staff from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups, especially racial and ethnic groups. The Staff CoD will also make recommendations to senior leadership to promote inclusive and culturally responsive practices within the college’s departments and across its units. In partnership with the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Staff CoD will promote education, communication, and dialogue between and among campus constituencies on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Ann Matsushima Chiu  Library
Dev Devvrat  Admission
Dorris Hall  Facilities
Zakiya Rhodes  Health and Counseling
Hayden Todd  Center for Life Beyond Reed
Michelle Valintis  Human Resources
Mary James  Office for Institutional Diversity

Computing Policy

This committee's charge is to develop and enact policies for the use of information technology at Reed College.

Dena Hutto Library
Jolina Kwong Caputo  Dean of the Faculty 
Christine Morita-McVey CIS
Ben Poliakoff  Technology Infrastructure
Marty Ringle  CIS
Sandy Sundstrom  Financial Aid
Mike Tamada  Institutional Research
Rob Tust  Business Office
Kris Cohen  Faculty
Mark Hopkins  Faculty
Jasmine Jiang  Faculty
Kritish Rajbhandari Faculty
Steve Wasserstrom Faculty

Excellence Award

This committee's charge is to evaluate the Staff Excellence Award nominations received each spring, referring 0-3 recipients to the president for approval.

Composition: the prior year's recipient(s), plus one recipient from two years prior

Jessika Chi  Institutional Diversity
Bryan Kelly  Facilities Services
Josh Tackitt  CIS
Katrina Tanner  Human Resources
Michelle Valintis Human Resources

Gray Fund

This committee’s charge is to plan Gray Fund social, recreational and educational events for the community.

Term: 2 academic years, staggered terms

Brittney Corrigan-McElroy  Conference and Events Planning
Greg Dyrek  Grounds
Will Symms  Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
Jeff Wright  Development
Janice Yang  Student Engagement

Honor Council

This committee's charge is to educate members of the community about the meaning and importance of honorable conduct.  Additionally, this committee provides advice to students seeking resolution of disputes and to informally mediate such disputes prior to more formal action.

Composition: students, faculty, and staff; an equal number of each
Term: 3 academic years; staggered terms

Rachel Gowland  Alumni Programs & Annual Fund
Ellen Kotler  Institutional Research
Carrie Samuels  Alumni Programs & Annual Fund
Mark Beck  Faculty
Nathalia King  Faculty
Pancho Savery  Faculty


This committee's charge is to review and formally respond with recommendations to community-wide legislative proposals. Committee recommendations are communicated to the Community Affairs Committee, student body Senate, and staff, regardless of who initiated the proposal. Recommendations may include consulting with experts and/or interested parties, forming an ad hoc committee for further evaluation, drafting legislation, or discouraging legislative actions.

Matthew Packwood  Dean of the Faculty
Kate Walford  Financial Aid
Steve Arkonovich Faculty
Luc Monnin  Faculty

Quality of Life

This committee's charge is to make recommendations to improve the quality of work life for faculty and staff. Such reccomendations are to be made after study of the literature on employee success and what makes a great place to work.

Term: staff: 3 academic years, staggered terms

Lyn-Mara Eggleston  Library
Trina Paniagua  Financial Aid
Katrina Tanner  Human Resources
Michelle Valintis  Human Resources
Johanna Workman  Health and Counseling
Hyong Rhew Faculty
Darrell Schroeter  Faculty

Reed Entertainers Show

This committee's charge is to plan the annual talent show for staff and faculty.

Kevin Myers  Public Affairs
Jonathan Byrd  CIS
Hailie Roark  CIS
Taylor Smith  CIS

Reed Union

This committee's charge is to assist in planning and coordinating all-community meetings (Reed Unions) when matters of specific relevance to the Reed community arise.

Term: 2 academic years; staggered terms

        Brittney Corrigan-McElroy  Conference and Events Planning
        Sabrina Smith  Alumni Programs & Annual Fund
        Kris Cohen  Faculty
        Alex Montgomery Faculty


This committee's charge is to give employees the opportunity to play an important role in keeping our workplace free of hazards. Members attend monthly meetings and conduct quarterly building inspections.

Toria Ellis  Reactor
Jay Ewing  Physics
Kristine Hayes  Biology
Randy Hicks  Chemistry
Louise Krampien  Art
Kori Lay  Environmental Health and Safety
Ry Malloy  Audio Visual Services
Terrie Money  Building Services
Cyrus Monsef  Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs
Morgan Olsen  Chemistry
Zac Perry  Grounds
April Sams  Environmental Health and Safety
Rusty Tennant  Theatre
Chris Toutain  Student Life
Dhyana Westfall  Community Safety
Greg Wilkinson  Psychology
Cypress Williams  Human Resources
Rebecca LaLonde  Faculty
Gerri Ondrizek  Faculty

Sexual Misconduct Board

This committee's charge is to hear cases brought by any member of the Reed community against any individual who has allegedly committed an act of sexual misconduct while a member of the student body.

Composition: should consist of at least 6 staff together with all members of the student judicial board.

Kailee Himes  Student Engagement
Hailie Roark  CIS

 Staff Recognition Lunch

This committee's charge is to plan the annual recognition lunch to celebrate staff and their service milestones and to present the Staff Excellence Award. 

Cathy Carrington  Student Life
Nate Martin  Center for Life Beyond Reed
Alicia McGhee  Chemistry
Katrina Tanner  Human Resources
Aidan Teran  Biology


This committee's charge is to make recommendations to college leadership that advance our environmental sustainability.

Kristy Gonyer  Dean of the Faculty 
Kori Lay  Environmental Health and Safety
Zac Perry  Grounds Maintenance
April Sams  Environmental Health and Safety
Jessica Valeske  Bookstore
Steve Yeadon  Facilities Operations
Julie Fry  Faculty
Gerri Ondrizek  Faculty

Take Your Child to Work Day

This committee's charge is to plan and coordinate the annual event for children of staff and faculty which will take place on April 22, 2021.

Rachel Gowland  Alumni Programs & Annual Fund
Matt Kelly  Development
Trina Paniagua  Financial Aid


Wellness Committee website

This committee's charge is to develop, promote, and implement programs to enhance the health and well-being of Reed community members.

Dylan Carlson  Grounds
Jeremy Coate  Biology
Rowan Frost  Sexual Health, Advocacy, and Relationship Education
Anne Ha  Dean of the Faculty 
Madeline Harmon  SEEDS
Adam Mortenson  Facilities Services
Martha Schlitt  Registrar's Office
Taylor Smith  CIS
Leslie White  Human Resources