Meet the Human Resources Team

The Human Resource team is available to support faculty and staff in a wide variety of programs and services.

If you have a general question, please reach us at

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 the liaison with The Claremont Colleges (TCC) Services, in the administration of faculty and staff group benefit plans.

Carol Saldivar, PHR

Associate Director for Human Resources – Investigations & Employee Relations

  • Partner with the AVPHR to investigate and resolve workplace complaints involving faculty, staff and students at the College.  Serve as a Title IX investigator for the College.
  • Facilitate employee relations, respond to inquiries and provide coaching and support to management, staff and faculty.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for employees and supervisors related to performance management, performance improvement plans, and workers compensation matters.
  • Provide consultation and advice to management, staff and faculty regarding human resources policies and procedures.
  • Partner with the AVPHR to support human resource initiatives and human resource services for the College.

Patrice Siffert

Associate Director for Human Resources – Employment & HR Services 

  • Partner with the AVPHR to oversee recruitment, onboarding, and retention for staff, compensation and benefits, leave of absence coordination, Law Room training, and other HR services for the College.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to provide guidance on exempt recruitment, support job postings for exempt and non-exempt positions, facilitate onboarding for faculty and exempt new hires.
  • Process related employment changes for all existing faculty and staff.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for compensation reporting, analysis and administration, including job descriptions and market research, benefit administration, and leave of absence coordination.
  • Provide consultation and advice to management, staff and faculty regarding human resources policies and procedures.

Eva Gomez

Interim Human Resources Associate

  • Partner with the Associate Director for Human Resources – Employment & HR Services to provide day-to-day support for the Office of Human Resources.
  • Assist with the non-exempt recruitment and hiring process, including job advertisements, background checks, and onboarding support for non-exempt employees, Student employees, Upward Bound and Summer Research employees.  Process related employment changes for existing staff, including job promotions, changes, and terminations.
  • Coordinate employee benefit orientations and administer on-campus programs such as annual service recognition awards and Authorized Drivers list.
  • Process departmental invoices for payment in Workday.
  • Process the College’s Dependent Collegiate Scholarship Program.

Marisela Gonzalez

Human Resources Payroll Coordinator

  • Partner with the AVPHR 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.
  • Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for student employment program and provide support for student orientation and onboarding needs.
  • Provide technical support for Workday HRIS and Kronos Time & Attendance and provide related training and support to student employees and other community members
  • Provide assistance in processing verification of employment requests for staff and faculty.
  • Assist with processing and payment of the College Rideshare program.