Whether you recently completed open enrollment for your 2012 benefits or had your pay check directly deposited into your bank account, the Human Resources team works hard to ensure your employment experience is positive and productive. This article is the tenth in a series called “Organization Matters” in which we will share information about changes in college and campus leadership. Led by Dr. Stan Stone, Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity, our Human Resources team is organized into three major departments: Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, and Organizational Communication and Development.
Prior to coming to Human Resources eight years ago, Dr. Stone worked at Valencia first as a professor, then as a dean, and finally as the East Campus Provost. Through his work on the East Campus and his active involvement in the local law enforcement community, Stan was instrumental in creating Valencia’s Criminal Justice Institute, which he continues to supervise today. To learn more about the Criminal Justice Institute and its impact on our community, read the article, CJI Graduates Give Back.
Because significant changes have taken place in Human Resources over the past year (changes that may affect how you receive services), we are covering the new organizational structure of Human Resources in three segments, starting with Diversity and Inclusion. One of the key responsibilities of our Human Resources department is to build and develop an inclusive organization where qualified individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and professions have the opportunity to work and serve.
Dr. Martha Williams serves as the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and is responsible for leading programs and initiatives that support all employees in strengthening our commitment to diversity. Specifically, Martha leads the Circles of Belonging program and the Black Advisory Committee, produces the annual Equity Report, and is working with many partners to continue Valencia’s development into a multicultural organization.
In the past, Martha’s office also handled investigations of serious employee relations issues such as claims of harassment, hostile work environment, and discrimination, as well as the implementation of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and unemployment compensation. These functions have been moved to other offices in the recent reorganization of Human Resources, and more information will be available over the next two next weeks in upcoming Organization Matters articles.
Read more about the college’s reorganization:
- Organization Matters
- Campus Reorganization
- Academic Affairs and Planning
- Operations and Finance
- Continuing Education
- Student Affairs
- Marketing & Strategic Communications
- Policy & General Counsel
- Valencia Foundation