Contact Your HR Team

The Office of Human Resources is a group of service-oriented professionals who are dedicated to the recruitment, retention and development of highly qualified and committed faculty and staff to support the vision of Ithaca College. 

We believe in:
Finding the best and brightest to serve our institution.
Promoting respectful relationships and balanced lives.
Providing programs and services to reward and support our people.
Leading through expertise in our profession and our belief in service.

We support the development of ourselves and our work culture and strive to support a working environment in which diversity is welcomed and celebrated – a place where every employee of Ithaca College is treated as a unique individual with distinct needs based on personal and professional experiences.

We are YOUR HR!

Our commitment is to strive to make the words “respectful, responsive, and resourceful” a part of everything that we do.

Human Resources Department Administration Offices

Dr. Brian Dickens, SPHR

Dr. Brian Dickens, SPHR

Vice President for Human Resources

Leslie Darcy

Assistant to the Vice President

Matt Lewkowicz

Matt Lewkowicz

Information Systems Manager

Total Rewards & Workforce Strategy

Cindy Reckdenwald

Cindy Reckdenwald

Executive Director of Total Rewards & Workforce Strategy

Cheryl Thomason

Cheryl Thomason

Director of Benefit Programs

Maura Fetsko

Maura Fetsko

Assistant Director of Compensation Programs

Deborah Merriman

Deborah Merriman

Assistant Director of Benefit Programs

Julie Tinkham

Julie Tinkham

Leave and Policy Administration Specialist

Payroll & Student Employment Services

Donna Veres

Donna Veres

Director of Payroll & Student Employment Services

Kris Guidi

Kris Guidi

Payroll Specialist

Barb Haff

Barb Haff

Student Employment Specialist

Engagement & Talent Management

Kirra Franzese

Kirra Franzese

Executive Director of Engagement & Talent Management

Delphia Howze

Delphia Howze

Director of Employee Relations & Development

Michelle Hammond

Michelle Hammond

Associate Director of Talent Acquisitions

Katherine Sack

Katherine Sack

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement

Jane Ray

Jane Ray

Engagement & Communications Specialist