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Hiring new employees

Pam Hood consults with hiring managers and consults on recruitment, retention, and the onboarding process: she embodies a passion for attracting and hiring talent. Pam brings years of experience providing strategic consultation to hiring managers, helping them define jobs, and conduct searches to find the best candidates. In addition, Pam ensures new employees are welcomed and onboarded and provides the coaching and resources they need to succeed.

Development opportunities

Sarah Gepper can answer questions regarding workplace relations, performance management, and learning and development Denison is committed to creating a workplace culture that is positive, engaging, and growth-oriented. Sarah brings her expertise to these issues and consults with employees to connect them with resources for development throughout their Denison career. In her role, Sarah collaborates with supervisors and staff members on workplace matters and performance management, and she provides coaching to help reach resolutions.

Student employment

Nicole Saunier serves as our student employment expert. She was a first-generation college student and brings that insight into her work, helping Denison create positive and engaging campus work experiences for our students. Nicole consults with supervisors to help define positions and create valuable campus work opportunities for students. And she meets with students one-on-one to learn about their goals and help connect them to the right opportunities and resources.

Payroll services

Christa Myers can answer questions about payroll. Christa has enthusiasm and talent for the detailed work of payroll. She sees her role as benefitting employee morale and maintaining Denison’s reputation. Payroll Services is transitioning to another division, and Christa will remain your contact for payroll questions.

Human capital management

Jim Ables is leading a new initiative to better support our employees and manage our data. Jim is a longtime HR professional with Denison. He uses his vast experience and knowledge to oversee the implementation of a new technology platform that will automate, streamline, and integrate employee data. Jim is partnering with ITS to manage the rollout of the system over the next year, with a goal toward providing a truly dynamic new system that will automate specific tasks, enhance employee and manager self-service and help us manage workforce analytics. Jim is already deep into this role and has transitioned many responsibilities to other team members to focus on this important and complex project. Jim will continue to oversee HR operations and provide consultation to the team.

Human resources leadership

Pamela Prescod-Caesar leads the Human Resources team. Pamela thrives on helping others achieve their potential and her work in HR and coaching is personally and professionally rewarding. She oversees Human Resource contributions to cultivating a positive and diverse campus culture. She also develops HR strategies that align best practices with institutional goals. This work happens through intentional engagement and creating opportunities to gather and learn from one another, helping to create a sense of belonging and enriching our culture.

General questions

Alexis Hanscel has the insight and experience to partner with all of us to support the collective work we perform. Alexis is customer-oriented, knowledgeable, and can guide you to the right person or resources. In addition, she works on special projects and partners across HR with the functional areas. Having this versatile role in our department helps us better serve the needs of our campus community.

Operations questions

Tressa Riddle, a member of the Denison Class of 2007, has a background in psychology, social work, and insurance. She uses all of those skill sets in her work as our administrative assistant. Tressa especially enjoys welcoming our newest members of the Denison team to campus in her support of talent management and onboarding. She also provides administrative support to general HR operations and serves as our main office’s first point of contact.

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