Our Commitment to Excellence

The HR Team is committed to being current in human resource matters, serving as a model department, and being an expert resource and partner to the University community.  HR achieves this through:



In a continuing effort to build team morale, the HR department participates in a peer recognition program that gives an opportunity for staff to recognize each other’s commitment to excellence and hard work. The program passes “Rocky" the Squirrel, the HR mascot, to a deserving team member. The staff member recognized has their picture displayed on HR’s “Rocky Wall of Fame.” The following is a list of HR team members recognized this year:

    • Raquel Hernandez
    • Megan Zullo
    • Dana Nguyen
    • Yesenia Corona
    • Marie Bonty
    • Silvia Argueta
    • Elbi Magana
    • Elizabeth Samimi
    • Sophia Vegas

Team Building and Staff Development

Summer 2015 Picnic

HR Halloween 2015


As HR employees, we understand the importance of caring for, being engaged, and getting to know others strengths and capabilities. To develop our staff and focus on team building, HR coordinated the following:

      • HR Summer Picnic
      • HR Holiday Parties
      • Spring 2016 HR Retreat
      • HR Holiday Theme Potlucks
      • HR Administrative Professionals Day
      • Strengths Finder discussions within HR functional units

Professional Development Trainings

HR staff regularly attend conferences and training opportunities as part of our commitment to excellence, HR staff attended the following in 2015-2016:

    • SHRM 2016 Annual Conference
    • PHIRA 2016 Legal Update
    • CSU Payroll Conference
    • National Worker's Compensation Conference
    • Payroll Fundamentals Training
    • Alliance Conference
    • ERTSC Breakfast Seminar DFEH
    • Instinctive Drives ID Certifcation Program
    • 2016 Live to Lead Leadership Webcast