Office of Human Resources
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park, Box 265
Colchester, VT 05439
P: 802.654.2533 Fax: 802.654.2321

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 and Facilities practices.

tina tenneyTina Tenney
Director of Human Resources


  • Leadership development  
  • Performance management
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Compensation administration

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


  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), flexible spending accounts
  • Affordable Care Act regulatory compliance
  • Workplace wellness
  • Tuition remission and tuition exchange


kendra smithKendra Smith '09
Human Resources Administrator
  • General HR Questions  
  • Recruitment and advertising for open positions
  • Background checks and post-offer pre-employment screenings
  • Harassment prevention program development and delivery

Payroll Services

john mccarthyJohn McCarthy
Associate Director, Payroll Services


  • Oversees and processes payroll for 2,100+ W2s
  • Work eligibility determinations
  • Tax status for foreign national employees and student workers
  • Independent contractor vs. employee

Emily ThomasEmilyThomas
Human Resources and Payroll Assistant

  • Timesheets, direct deposit, deductions, web-time entry, etc.
  • Employment verifications
  • Workers compensation
  • Assists with benefits administration

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