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


  • Leadership development
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Performance management
  • Policy development
  • Compensation administration

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


  • Benefits Administration (Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), flexible spending accounts)
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Tuition remission and tuition exchange
  • Family and medical leave
  • Short term disability
  • Workers compensation
  • COBRA health insurance continuation

kendra smithKendra Smith '09
Human Resources Administrator


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

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

Emily ThomasEmilyThomas
Human Resources and Payroll Assistant


  • Payroll questions- timesheets, direct deposit, deductions, web-time entry, etc.
  • Employment verifications

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