Meet the Staff


Patricia Parham

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Reach out to me (as opposed to other HR team members) for:

  • Policy/Procedure Interpretation
  • Suggestions
  • Concerns about HR Practices
  • Supervisor or Peer Conflict
  • Complaints of Discrimination/Harassment
  • Disciplinary Matters
  • Workplace Misconduct Issues
  • Oversight: HR Operations
  • Just to vent! Just to talk! Just to brainstorm an issue!

(805) 493-3185


Assistant Director of Human Resources

Reach out to me for:

  • Performance Reviews
  • Interactive Process and Accommodations
  • Modified Duty Requests
  • Lactation Accommodations
  • Training and Development/Learning Management Systems
  • Oversight: Benefits Administration and HR Data/Information Systems


Xialu Chen

Human Resources Analyst

Reach out to me for:

  • Development of Recruitment Strategies
  • Job Postings and Applicant Activity
  • Guidance to Search Committee/Hiring Managers
  • Screening/Interview Procedures and Rating Criteria
  • Compliance with University Hiring/Selection Policies
  • Development/Maintenance of Job Descriptions
  • Position/Grade Analysis, Including Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status

(805) 493-3824

Lindsay Grange

Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits

Reach out to me for:

  • Injuries on the Job
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Return to Work From Leave Procedures
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plan Administration
  • Education Benefit
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

(805) 493-3657

Linda Quezada

Human Resources Generalist

Reach out to me for:

  • Scheduling a meeting with the Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • General Customer Service and HR Information or Support
  • Staff Development Calendar and Registration
  • HR Activities and Meetings, i.e. Staff Service Awards
  • HR Updates
  • Onboarding Milestone Check-ins
  • Exit Interviews

(805) 493-3354

Karina Ruiz

Human Resources Specialist - Data/Information Systems

Reach out to me for:

  • Onboarding and Separation Process
  • HR System Reports
  • Unemployment Claims
  • HRIS System (Colleague)
  • Implementation and Maintenance of eMAP System
  • Directory Information
  • HR Record Keeping/Data Integrity
  • Access to Personnel Files

(805) 493-3193