Human Resources


To empower the Pacific University workforce by providing resources and partnership


A safe and equitable experience for all Pacific University employees

Core Values:

  1. Accountability Commitment to holding ourselves and each other accountable in a manner that ensures our work and judgment is dependable and consistent.

  2. Accuracy Devote effort to continuously build competency and precision in logical process creation and data maintenance within our systems.

  3. Adaptability Flexibility in work and development methods that allow us to easily adapt HR service applications to a dynamic and ever-transforming world of Higher-Ed employment.

  4. Synergy Foster cohesiveness and harmony within our roles and throughout our team, maximizing resource utilization and efficiency in order to achieve higher-value results and impact.

  5. Trustworthiness Steady determination to expand expertise and cultivate partnerships to provide exceptional service and support through trusted knowledge and genuine cooperation.

Contact Human Resources

We are located in the Frye Building on 21st Avenue in Forest Grove. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday (Appointments are appreciated). The physical office is closed on Wednesdays, but staff are available via email.

Contact our main office by email at or by phone at 503-352-3116 — or find a direct contact in this staff list.

Zoom Drop-In Times:

Have a general HR question? Join via Zoom Wednesdays from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3 p.m. 

HR Staff & Contact Information

Human Resources Team

Lucy S. Dubin, Ph.D. | Vice President of Human Resources, Lead People Officer
HR Strategy | Strategic Business Partner | Talent Management | Policy and Compliance | Team Leadership 

Tammy Scheenstra | Associate Director of Human Resources
Compensation | General HR

Tracy King |  HR Solutions
First point of contact for Leaves | Worker's Comp | Accommodations

Carmen Castañeda | Benefits and Leaves Specialist
Benefits | Open Enrollment | Retirement | Leaves | Worker’s Comp | Accommodations

Kelsey Delanoy| HR Generalist
Requisitions for Student, Staff & Faculty | New Employee Onboarding | I-9 Verifications | Paycom Access | Background Checks 

Amy Brown | Payroll Specialist
Student Payroll 

Martha Martinez | Payroll Specialist
Faculty & Staff Payroll | Time-off Accruals | Employment Terminations | Final Check Requests 

Kayla Obrist | Payroll Clerk
Hourly Payroll | Stipends | Time-off Accruals | Employment Terminations | Final Check Requests 

Jamie Bass | People & Culture Specialist
Employment Verification | Tuition Remission | PSLF | I-9 Verifications | General Questions | EA to VP of HR

Contact Legal Affairs

Digital Bulletin Board

Labor law posters 
Legal notices

Pacific University does not 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.


Pacific University adopted a Floating Holiday Award for commencement event staff to recognize the additional duties and contributions of exempt staff when assisting with the May and August commencement ceremonies for our graduates. Salary-exempt staff who work at the May Commencement will be assigned commencement floating holiday hours to be used through April 30, 2025.

Pacific University has recently seen more fraudulent claims being made under employees' names. The Human Resources team offers resources to help protect your identity. 

A reminder that payroll checks are valid for 180 days. If you receive a live check from Paycom or the payroll department, please cash the check as soon as possible.