Meet Your 2016 West Campus Organizational Development/Human Resources Team

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From Left to Right: Kristabel Carvajal, Anne Watkins and Ben Patient

West Campus has a team of organizational development and human resources (OD/HR) professionals to assist with any human resources questions and to provide employee and supervisor support. Located in Building 6, Room 306, the office is staffed by Anne Watkins, campus director, organizational development and human resources (OD/HR); Ben Patient, coordinator, employment and onboarding; and Kristabel Carvajal, human resources specialist. Read The Grove and the West Campus Concentrate for an upcoming West Campus OD/HR open house.

Anne Watkins, Campus Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources

Anne Watkins joined the Valencia team in February 2016. As campus director, Anne’s role is to serve as an internal consultant to campus leadership and lead the on-campus implementation of strategy, services, policies and programs.

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She assists and advises supervisors, campus leadership and employees with human resources issues, including guidance on policies and processes. Another key function is partnering with District Office OD/HR staff to carry out responsibilities in the areas of departmental and supervisory development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), records, employee relations, training and development, benefits and wellness, compensation, organizational communication and planning and employment.

Anne has more than 17 years of broad human resources experience in numerous industries, including hospitality, healthcare and higher education. She has worked for Tempus Resorts International, Orlando Health, the International Academy of Design and Technology and, most recently, Seminole State College. Her human resources roles have varied, including working as a generalist, employee relations manager, senior business partner/consultant and director.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in clinical social work (MSW) from Florida State University.

Anne is very excited and looking forward to developing collaborative partnerships that further West Campus’ and the College’s vision, mission and overall objectives. Anne said, “It is critical for us to provide the best service to attract, motivate, develop and retain employees who contribute to student success. My goal is to help remove barriers that may impede our faculty and staff from executing the work they need to do in order to help move the campus initiatives and the College’s mission forward for the students and communities we serve.”

Ben Patient, Coordinator, Employment and Onboarding

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Ben consults with hiring managers and coordinates staffing activities for the West Campus, including advertising, recruitment, selection, hiring and related training. He collaborates with campus, divisions and other partners to develop and execute specific onboarding programs and serves as the primary point of contact for West Campus job applicants. For information on Ben’s background, click here.

Kristabel Carvajal, Human Resources Specialist

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Kristabel’s duties as a human resources specialist include processing electronic personnel action forms, assisting campus support staff in completing and understanding OD/HR processes and forms, and communicating basic policies and procedures, among others. For more information on Kristabel, click here.

The West Campus OD/HR team is located in Building 6, Room 306, and may be contacted at:

Anne Watkins – awatkins19@valenciacollege.edu, extension 1756
Ben Patient – bpatient@valenciacollege.edu, extension 1312
Kristabel Carvajal – kcarvajal1@valenciacollege.edu, extension 1510

3 Comments

  • Donna Deitrick said:

    Welcome! Kristabel look forward to your continued help and support. Thanks for all you do for the West Campus!!

    AMMon, 18 Apr 2016 08:04:45 +0000Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:04:45 +0000am16,8:04 am

  • Amy Bosley said:

    So proud to have each of you on our team. Thanks for supporting our West Campus colleagues!

    AMTue, 19 Apr 2016 10:48:13 +0000Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:48:13 +0000am16,10:48 am

  • Karen Cowden said:

    Welcome to the team. We have such exciting things happening on our campus.

    PMWed, 20 Apr 2016 17:09:23 +0000Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:09:23 +0000pm16,5:09 pm

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