Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to serving the employees at the University of Portland by providing resources to managers and new employees, providing employee benefits, acting as a partner to departments and employees, and addressing workplace concerns.  On this website you will find a variety of resources to help you discover the benefits of employment at UP.  If the information on these webpages does not answer your questions, please feel free to contact any member of our human resources team at any time to obtain more information.

Contact Information

Sandy Chung, Director of Human Resources
Ms. Chung leads the human resources team at the University of Portland in attracting, developing, retaining, and supporting the University's most valuable resource - the University's employees. Ms. Chung can be contacted by email at

Bill Jenkins, Assistant Director, Employee Relations Manager
Mr. Jenkins oversees all aspects of employee relations. This includes providing guidance about the performance review process, overseeing the investigation of workplace concerns, managing workers' compensation, coordinating leaves of absences and conducting exit interviews. Mr. Jenkins can be contacted by e-mail at

Nicole Bresnahan, Compensation and Benefits Manager
Ms. Bresnahan manages salary designations and oversees all aspects of benefits administration which includes health insurance benefits, retirement accounts, tuition remission, and wellness. Ms. Bresnahan can be contacted by e-mail at

Joe Cates and Trenelle Doyle, HR Generalists
Mr. Cates and Ms. Doyle provide HR support in the areas of recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, professional development, research and HR information system analytics and administration.  Mr. Cates can be contacted by email at  Ms. Doyle can be contacted by email at

Laura Barnard, HR Generalist, Student Employment
Ms. Barnard coordinates the University’s Student Employment Program, including hiring, compensation and program compliance.  She also assists in other HR generalist activities.  Ms. Barnard can be contacted by email at

Visit Us

The HR office is located in Waldschmidt Hall, on the 5th Floor. Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please let us know how we can help.

For general questions and inquiries, feel free to contact the human resources team as a whole by e-mailing or by sending a fax to 503.943.7433.


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798