Human Resources Staff

Jennifer Carpenter, JD
Director of Human Resources
Office: (509) 527-2141
Areas of responsibility: HR policies and procedures, employee relations, compliance with laws and regulations

Jennifer describes herself as a Cuban-American Navy wife. Her husband Corey is a Navy veteran currently attending WWU! Jennifer has three children: Kaleb, Kelly, Khloe. Jennifer graduated from Andrews University, as well as Regent University School of Law.

Cheree Hill, BBA
Associate Director of Human Resources
Office: (509) 527-2302
Areas of responsibility: Benefits, new hire orientation, leaves of absence, Caliper assessments, exit interviews.

Cheree was born and raised in Yakima, loves watching baseball, reading and writing. She is a WWU School of Business graduate (class of 2012) and she comes highly recommended to her new role. Here is what past supervisors and WWU faculty have said about Cheree: “Extraordinarily conscientious and diligent,” “Cheree’s three strongest qualities in my opinion would be her appreciation for and adherence to structure, her thoroughness, and her kindness.”   

Laura Boyd, AA
Administrative Assistant
Office: (509) 527-2820
Areas of expertise: New hire paperwork, relocation, duplicate housing, retirement estimates and application for the defined benefit plan, worker's comp and free tuition. 

Laura was born in Bozeman and raised in Butte, Montana. After graduating with an an Associate of Arts from WWC, she married fellow classmate Kim Boyd. They have two daughters, Desiree and Aimee, both married. Laura enjoys reading, photography, camping, traveling and spending time with grandchildren.

Brithny Ochoa
Payroll Coordinator
Office: (509) 527-2190

Areas of expertise: Payroll, employment verification requests, TCPlus (approving timecards), retirement contributions, and tax related inquiries.

Brithny is a junior Business Administration major at WWU.  She was born in Honduras, and enjoys traveling, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

Page maintained by Laura Boyd
Last update on September 15, 2014