The HR Department at Sonoma State celebrates the intrinsic value of each individual and the power that’s harnessed when we work together.  We recognize our role as cultural architects on campus, and we are committed to supporting, transforming and bridging all of life’s employment transitions from recruitment to retirement and everything in between.  Everything matters.  We are committed to creating a collaborative work environment that promotes high-performing teams and supports Sonoma State’s mission to prepare students for an exciting future.  We are experts in our fields and genuinely care about employees and their success.  You can count on us to provide thoughtful, integrated solutions that are crafted with integrity and vision.



Tammy Kenber





-Tammy Kenber
Senior Director of HR


Our mission is to help employ, develop, motivate, and retain a diverse and engaged workforce.  We are committed to meeting the needs of the University through the highest level of consultation, responsiveness, and accuracy in our service delivery.  We don’t just believe in service excellence – we celebrate it!  Our collaborative, results-oriented approach helps to build healthy partnerships, successful outcomes and high-performing teams throughout the Sonoma State campus community.   


The Human Resources Office reports under the Vice President for Administration and Finance and provides a variety of services to the campus community, including:

  • General Employment
  • Benefits
  • Class/Compensation Administration
  • Employee Relations & Compliance
  • Payroll
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Grants/Contracts
  • Student Employment
  • Training/Development