Working at Walla Walla University

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 employees. The Office of Human Resources is committed to providing leadership and outstanding professional human resource services to the university and the surrounding communities.

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Human Resources Team

Feel free to visit us during our normal office hours! Whether you are a current employee or just starting the hiring process, our staff are here to assist you and answer your employment questions. 

Give us a call! (509) 527-2820

Erika Sanderson, BS, PHR

Director of Human Resources

(509) 527-2141

Areas of responsibility: Employee management and mediation, training and development, wage and salary structure, policy, and employment law.

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.

Keri Self, BS, SHRM-CP

Associate Director of Human Resources

(509) 527-2302

Areas of responsibility: Benefits, Caliper assessments, new hire orientation, relocation, duplicate housing, leaves of absence, exit interviews.

Keri is a 2003 graduate of Walla Walla University. Keri and her spouse, Luke, a pastor and chaplain, have three children and in their spare time, they enjoy hiking, kayaking, exploring and trying new foods.

Laura Boyd, AA

Administrative Assistant

(509) 527-2820

Areas of expertise: New hire paperwork, retirement estimates and application for the defined benefit plan, 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.

Cassandre Beccai, MDiv, PHR

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist/Title IX Coordinator

(509) 527-2259

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.

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