Meet the Human Resources Team

Dana Nagengast, SHRM-SCP

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

  • Provide human resource consultation and support to management, faculty and staff at the College
  • Lead and direct the daily operations of Human Resource services for recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, HRIS/Payroll, policy administration, and professional and organizational development that support the College’s strategic goals
  • Serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and monitor the College’s Affirmative Action Plans
  • Lead human resource initiatives and human resource services for the College
  • Serve as point-of-contact for compensation reporting, analysis and administration, including job descriptions and market research
  • Provide consultation and advice to management, staff and faculty regarding human resources policies and procedures and serves as the primary contact for all employee relations
  • Serves as point of contact for workers’ compensation matters

Patrice Siffert, SHRM-CP

Associate Director for Human Resources 

  • Partner with the AVPHR to oversee recruitment, onboarding, and retention for staff
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to provide guidance on recruitment, job postings for exempt and non-exempt positions, facilitate onboarding for faculty and staff and process related employment changes for all existing faculty and staff
  • Oversee administration of HR compliance training
  • Serve as the liaison with The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) regarding benefit administration, questions and issue resolution for faculty and staff
  • Oversee the annual College service award program and other HR services for the College

Marisela Gonzalez

Assistant Manager for Human Resources

  • Partner with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources to administer and process payroll for student employees and non-exempt employees of the College, in collaboration with TCCS Payroll, which includes review of online timecards and approvals, monthly accrual sign-off, and submitting special payments
  • Provide technical support for Workday HRIS and Kronos Time & Attendance and provide related training and support to student employees and other community members
  • Oversee the payroll processing for the student employment program and provide support for students and department payroll processors
  • Provide assistance in processing verification of employment requests for student employees
  • Assist with processing and payment of the College Rideshare program
  • Coordinate leaves of absence and required coordination with TCCS

Pogos Boyadzhyan

HRIS Analyst

  • Partner with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and other HR staff to provide the College community support as a Workday HRIS technical point-of-contact
  • Partner with members of the Office of Human Resources and Business Affairs Office to gather, prepare and analyze statistical data to respond to salary and benefit surveys, annual staff salary increase program, and other internal and external reporting
  • Assist Business and Financial Affairs staff with data collection, review, analysis and reporting as requested
  • Serve as a technical point-of-contact for the Office of Human Resources and assist subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities
  • Partner with The Claremont Colleges Services Business Systems Unit regarding enhancements, testing, and processes that may affect other Claremont Colleges.

Esteban Pardo

Human Resource Generalist 

  • Partner with the Associate Director for Human Resources and the AVPHR to administer recruitment for staff and student employees, which includes processing and coordinating Workday job postings and job advertisements, offer letters, background checks, pre-employment physicals and ergonomic assessments
  • Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for student employment program and provide student orientation and on-boarding needs.  Coordinate hiring for Upward Bound and all temporary employment hires.
  • Coordinate new hire orientations and on-boarding with staff; support faculty records and on-boarding, and coordinate staff employment changes.  Oversee all HR data and records management.
  • Administer the College year-end HR service award program and College Dependent Scholarship program, as well as other HR Department services
  • Provide assistance in processing verification of employment requests for faculty and staff