Our focus is to recruit, hire, and retain qualified people to support the mission of the University. Our work environments will challenge you to perform your very best while providing you with an atmosphere where you are valued and respected for your contributions.
Walla Walla University has an increasingly diverse population of of employees. The Office of Human Resources is committed to providing leadership and outstanding professional human resource services to the university and the surrounding communities.
COVID-19 Employee Resources
Communicable Disease Accommodation Request
If you are experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus we encourage you to fill out a form to request accommodation. To see if you qualify for the Communicable Disease Accommodation policy, view the flow chart.
- Family First Coronavirus Response Act Info (FFCRA) — Unless further guidance appears, at this time Walla Walla University and it's employees do not fall under this benefit category. If this situation changes, employees will be notified.
- Aetna resources
- Employee Assistance Program (3 free counseling sessions - can be done virtually!)
- Ergonomic Tips When You're Working From Home
- The CARES Act and What It Means For Your Benefits (expanding HSA/FSA/HRA eligible purchases)
- Eye Strain Resources to Cope with Extended Screen Time
- FACE COVID Infographic — "How to respond effectively to the Covid crisis"
- Washington Health Benefit Exchange—limited time special enrollment period through April 8, 2020
With Teledoc you can see a healthcare provider without having to go to a doctor's office or urgent care. Registering an account before you need to utilize Teledoc services are highly recommended in order to avoid possible delays and/or troubleshoot technical issues.
Areas of responsibility: Benefits, new hire orientation, leaves of absence, Caliper assessments, exit interviews.
Erika was born and raised in Battle Ground, Washington and loves reading, painting and pottery. She is a WWU graduate (class of 2013) and worked in the WWU Accounting office for several years before joining the HR team.
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 Sanderson, BS
HR Specialist/Payroll Coordinator
Areas of expertise: Payroll, employment verification requests, TCPlus (approving timecards), retirement contributions, and tax related inquiries.
Brithny is a 2018 graduate of WWU with a BS in Business Administration. She was born in Honduras, and enjoys traveling, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time. Brithny's husband, Christopher Sanderson, is an engineering student at WWU.
Areas of expertise: Payroll Assistant, TCPlus, payroll reports, student hires, W4 tax forms and related inquiries.
Joan was born in Maryland, and in her spare time she enjoys decorating, shopping, road trips, hiking with her dog, and baking for her family. She is the mother of two young ladies and is married to John Wright, who also works at WWU in the Facility Services department.
Cassandre Beccai, MDiv, aPHR
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist/Title IX Coordinator
Areas of responsibility: Sensitivity training and initiatives, discrimination and/or harassment concerns, Title IX, and employee complaints.
Cassandre and her husband, Andreas, have one daughter, Eden Zahara. In her spare time, Cassandre enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and eating gelato. She graduated NYU with a degree in Sociology and received her MDiv from Andrews University.