Contacts & In-Office/Virtual Hours

Where to Find Us
215 College St. (EH&S is located at 220 College St.)

Updated Hours: For the month of December, the Human Resources Building will be fully remote. If you need to meet with an HR Representative please contact them directly to make an appointment. You may also contact the general HR telephone line at 207-786-6140 or by email at hrdept@bates.edu.

In Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Lunch)

Virtual Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Lunch)

General HR Telephone Line: 207-786-6140
Fax: 207-786-6170

Employment Verification:
Call 207-786-6140 for instructions or submit a request accompanied by a signed authorization from the employee to Emma-Lee St.Germain, Human Resources Coordinator, at estgerma@bates.edu. Requests are typically responded to within 1-2 business days.

Melissa Benoit

Manager of HR Partner ServicesDeputy to the AVP for HR, EH&S 

207-753-6935

For a complete listing of the departments each HR Partner is responsible for, please click below.

List of HR Partner Departments (Alphabetical)

Melani McGuire

Director of HRIS & Project Management – Human Resources Partner

207-786-8265

  • HRIS
  • Project Management

For a complete listing of the departments each HR Partner is responsible for, please click below.

List of HR Partner Departments (Alphabetical)

Jody Marra

Human Resources Partner

207-786-6175

For a complete listing of the departments each HR Partner is responsible for, please click below.

List of HR Partner Departments (Alphabetical)

Ken Emerson

Director of Compensation and Benefits

207-786-8271

  • Compensation Program Management
  • Benefits Program Management
  • Benefits Reporting & Compliance
  • Benefits Coordination & Communication
  • Wellness Program

Brenda Sawyer

Senior Benefits Specialist and Manager of Leave Programs

207-786-6176

  • Benefits
  • Leave of Absence: Family Medical Leave, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Rowe Fund
  • Retirement and Retiree Recognition

Patrick Twombly

Compensation & Benefits Analyst

207-786-6433

Mike Milliken

Wellness Program Manager

207-753-6936

  • Wellness program
  • Personal training

Jennifer Kish

HR Coordinator

207-753-6956

  • On-boarding
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Personnel Changes

Emma-Lee St.Germain

HR Coordinator

207-786-6140

  • Reception
  • Student Work Authorizations
  • New Hire Coordinator for Dining Services & Facility Services
  • Verification of Employment & Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • HR Events

Jess Smith

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

207-786-8226

  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Spill Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Healthy Work Environment
  • Injury Prevention

Hunter Smith

Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

207-786-6413

  • Safety & Environmental Safety Programs
  • Investigates Environmental & Safety Matters
  • EH&S Records Maintenance
  • Campus Surveyor
  • Safety Guideline Development
  • Training
Flink, Scot A.sflink@bates.eduDirector of Payroll Financial Offices 207-753-6948 215 College Street

Scot Flink

Director of Payroll

207-753-6948

  • Payroll
  • Student Employment and use of Handshake for Student Employment

Dot Letourneau

Payroll Administrator

207-786-6173

  • Payroll
  • Student Employment
  • International Specialist