Contacts & Hours

Where to Find Us
Human Resources is located at 215 College St.

Environmental Health & Safety is located at 220 College St.

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

If you need to meet with an HR Representative, either in office or virtually, 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.

General HR Phone Number: 207-786-6140 | Fax Number: 207-786-6170

Employment Verification: Please submit all requests for verification, accompanied by a signed authorization form, either via email to hrdept@bates.edu, or via fax to (207) 786-6170. Requests are typically responded to within 1-2 business days.

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Hope Burnell

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety

207-786-8388

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

List of HR Partner Departments

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

Jody Murray

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

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

  • Reception
  • On-boarding
  • Personnel Changes

Michelle Williams

HR Receptionist

207-786-6140

Jim Morrison

Director of Environmental Health & Safety

207-786-8226

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
  • 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