Human Resources  |  Welcome to Pacific University!

Our Mission

The Pacific University Human Resources Team is committed to developing partnerships by sharing and providing knowledge, support, and advocacy to faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Our HR Director is Troy E. Strass MBA, PHR
Troy is an accomplished Human Resources professional with many years of experience in the field. His dedication to collaborative management, strong working knowledge in multiple HRIS systems, comprehensive knowledge of established state and federal employment laws, and solid communication skills will make a positive difference to Pacific’s faculty, staff and students.

Troy received his master's in business administration from Willamette University and has a double bachelor of science in human resources management and business management from Portland State University.  He has professional HR certification and is well-versed in diversity, employee relation/conflict management, management development, and customer service.

Your HR Team

We aim to be business partners, good listeners, committed advocates for employees and the University, stewards of university policies and procedures, and active community members.

HR staff members serve on the Staff Senate, Benefits & Compensation Committee, Staff Development Committee, Staff Conference Committee, Honors & Awards Committee, and the University Diversity Task Force. 

          Tedd       -      Tracy       -       Troy       -        Michele      -      Heidi

Troy Strass, MBA PHR  |  HR Director

Responsible for oversight of HR programming, employee relations issues, harassment & discrimination, compensation evaluations, staff development, and policy development and revision.

Tracy King  |  HR Generalist & Benefits Administrator

Serves as the primary point of contact for all benefits programs including worker’s compensation and COBRA. Responsible for wellness programs and education.

Michele Quint, PHR  |  Assistant Director/Senior HR Generalist

Coordinates the employment process including recruitment, advertising, position descriptions and on-boarding. Handles leaves of absences and unemployment claims. Also responsible for employee recognition and staff development programs.

Tedd Livengood  |  Payroll Manager

Manages the faculty, staff and student payroll process, special reports and HRIS system accuracy.

Heidi Garner  |  HR Generalist & Student Payroll Specialist

Serves as first point of contact for the HR Office and is responsible for the processing of student payroll, HRIS maintenance and serves as back-up for the other HR staff.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.