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New HR Staff

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Anne Taylor

Staffing and Compensation Associate

Anne came from Corporate, working at Cisco Systems, NVidia, Fujitsu to name a few. She has worked in the HR field for the past 7 years. She has an Associate's degree in Human Resources Administration and plan on pursuing a Bachelor's next Spring. Anne has been at SCU since February of 2011 and currently supporting one of the Senior HR Partners.

Herbert Kan

Staffing and Compensation Associate

Herbert has a BS in Industrial Psychology and has worked for many years in the Human Resources field in the areas of recruitment, benefits, employee relations and HRIS. Companies he had previously worked for were Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Novariant and SCU Human Resources as a temp employee in the Benefits area. Herbert supports one of the Senior HR Partners.

Marlene Smith

Staffing and Compensation Associate

Marlene's past working experiences have been many but the company she most enjoyed working at was Case IH working in the customer service and data entry department. After Case she worked at Xerox Corp. for several years. She is very happy to be part of Santa Clara University. Her duties are processing staff, faculty and student hiring. She supports one of the Senior HR Partners.

Sheila Javier

Senior HR Partner

Sheila received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management. Sheila began her HR career at SJSU and has over six years of experience handling recruitment, employee relations, HR operations, and data & technical analysis. Additionally, Sheila and her fellow colleagues received an award from CUPA-HR for excellence in HR practices. Sheila is now the Senior HR Partner for SCU. Her responsibilities as the Senior HR Partner is to assist the various divisions/departments she is responsible for in the areas of staffing and compensation for faculty, staff, and student employment.

Siobhan McErlean

Employee Relations Specialist

Siobhan is the new Employee Relations Specialist. She has a Bachelor's degree in Education. Siobhan is the primary point of contact for employees wishing to discuss workplace concerns. She provides guidance and counseling to employees on a variety of matters, including issues relating to productivity and motivation with colleagues and supervisors. Siobhan also leads employee relations related trainings across campus and assists with Human Resources compliance and tracking metrics.

Ziyan Downing

Manager of Benefits

Ziyan joins SCU as the Manager of Benefits. Ziyan holds a Master degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Paralegal Certification from USDA Graduate School. Ziyan brings over 15 years of experience in employee benefits. Ziyan's industry expertise includes: education, high tech, media, environmental, hospitality, grovernment contracting and property management. Ziyan is very excited to be part of SCU Human Resources Team and serve the SCU Community with all the benefits needs.

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