Office of Human Resources
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park, Box 265
Colchester, VT 05439

mike newMichael New
Vice President, Human Resources and Administrative Services


Oversees and moderates the overall direction, operation, and strategies regarding the College's Human Resources practices.

tina tenneyTina Tenney
Director of Human Resources


  • Employee relations
  • Talent management
  • Leadership coaching
  • Organizational development

patty knowldenPatty Knowlden
Associate Director, Human Resources- Compensation and Benefits


  • Benefits Administration (Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), flexible spending accounts)
  • Tuition remission and tuition exchange
  • Medical and personal leaves
  • Workers compensation
  • COBRA health insurance continuation

Payroll Services

john mccarthyJohn McCarthy
Associate Director, Payroll Services


  • Work eligibility and tax status for foreign national employees and student workers
  • Payroll policy and taxation
  • Independent contractor vs. employee

kendra smithKendra Smith '09
Human Resources Administrator


  • General HR Questions
  • New Hire Onboarding
  • Recruitment and advertising for open positions
  • Job descriptions
  • Post-offer pre-employment screenings
  • Wage letters

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