Contact Human Resources

The Human Resources office operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To practice healthy social distancing, the Human Resources office is following a By Appointment Only policy. The size of the Human Resources office does not allow for normal daily traffic and recommended distancing. To make an appointment with Human Resources, please email

Zoom drop-in virtual office hours are also available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary for virtual office hours. All drop-ins will be done one-on-one with a waiting room and breakout rooms to ensure privacy. The Zoom link may be accessed through a secure Box document (available only to Pacific University community members).


Staff - Human Resources 

Helen Howell | Human Resources Director

Tammy Scheenstra | Associate Human Resources Director 

Tracy King | Benefits Administrator 

Heidi Garner | HR Generalist 

Carmen Castañeda | HR Generalist

April Meyer | HRIS Program Manager

Violet Madrid | Onboarding Specialist

Tiffany Burress | Administrative Assistant & Notary

Employment Verification | please send all requests via email to

Please Note: employment verifications have a 3-5 day processing period. 


Staff - Legal Affairs 

Jennifer Yruegas | General Counsel 

Ashly Tilden Browning | Executive Administrative Assistant

Not sure who to contact? Visit the Help Matrix.


To make an appointment with Human Resources, please email or employees can drop-in during virtual office hours. Virtual office hours are held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get access to the virtual office hours Zoom link in BOX.



Contact Us

Human Resources
Frye Building 

UC Box A150
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Phone: 503-734-4412