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Santa Clara University’s faculty is at the heart of the University’s Mission, Vision and Values.  It is through their efforts that the University is able “to educate citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion and cultivate knowledge and faith to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world” as stated in the SCU Vision Statement.  The Department of Human Resources wants to support you in achieving that vision.

This section of our website offers information on the benefits available to you including health, dental, vision, retirement and the employee assistance program.   You can also learn more about the many leave programs that the University provides.  Answers to questions regarding your payroll are also provided here. 

Opportunities for professional development workshops and coaching, as well as a wide variety of programs targeting improved health and wellness are also detailed in this section. 

Please take some time to review this section and do not hesitate to contact the following Department of Human Resources staff with questions:


Manager of Benefits

Lorraine Alabi

As Manager of Benefits, Lorraine is responsible for the management and administration of the University’s benefit programs.

Benefits Specialist

Michele DuBois

As a Benefits Specialist, Michele provides support for daily requests and transactions for faculty, staff, and vendor/providers regarding benefits provided by the University.

Professional Development and Health and Wellness

Manager Employee Development

Shirley Mata

As the Manager of Employee Development, Shirley provides guidance, expertise, and programming in the areas of organizational development, leadership development, performance, health and wellness, and employee development.

Health and Wellness Program Administrator

Debby Merryman

Debby is responsible for the administration of the University's health and wellness programs.


Payroll Manager

Michelle Brucal

Michelle is responsible for all the activities related to the preparation, accurate processing, and timely delivery of University's payroll, including the processing of employees' payroll information updates such as voluntary and involuntary deductions, direct deposit, tax withholding status, and one-time/supplemental payments.

Payroll Associate

Georgina Santiago

Georgina Santiago is the Payroll Associate. In this role, she assists both Payroll and Student Employment in the Department of Human Resources. She serves as the primary contact for all payroll related inquiries.

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Faculty Handbook, Faculty Policies and Procedures Manual