Office of Human Resources


Office of Human Resources

As a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, our values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle,founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Ecumenical in nature, the University respects and celebrates the diversity of each person and the uniqueness of experiences.

The University operates in a model of continuous improvement while striving to reach our highest potential as an employer of choice.Our Mission is a lived reality. Each of our faculty and staff work together in the spirit of Association for the benefit of our students.

As a department, Human Resources provides leadership and guidance in the development, implementation and administration of policies and procedures, thus fostering a positive work environment.We never forget to see the human side of our work and always maintain respect for the individual.

After reviewing our site, I hope you see the energy and excitement of those that work here and why Lewis welcomes YOU.

Graciela Dufour
Associate Vice President for Human Resources


  • Chuck Crowder

    "They're going to have to kick me out of here one of these days." A former fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Chuck Crowder has been working at Lewis for several years and is currently an Associate Professor of Physics. Chuck truly enjoys the time he spends at Lewis [More]

  • Pam Maciulewicz

    Most college students throw their caps in the air and proclaim their newfound freedom on graduation day. Pam shared in this thrill with her graduating class, but she also came to make the University her home after graduation. [More]

  • Erin Zimmer

    Dr. Erin Zimmer has been teaching full-time at Lewis University since the fall of 2004. Erin had previously taught as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University and was a technical specialist at a biotechnology company. [More]

  • Joe Falese

    When we hear the word university, academia and the pursuit of higher learning typically come to mind. What happens outside the classroom however, is equally important to the development of the complete student. [More]

  • Joyce Hayward

    Joyce Hayward, Associate Professor in the Reading and Literacy Program in the College of Education, is no stranger to the field. She began teaching in the public school system in 1973. Her long and successful career spanned 3 decades, [More]

  • Joan Williams

    For the past 13 years Joan has been a familiar face in the College of Education. Currently the Director of Advising and Certification Officer, she is the individual charged with helping students make important decisions about their college careers. [More]

  • Melissa Eichelberger

    Upon first glance you would assume Melissa's office belongs to someone in Marketing or Promotions. She has Lewis University memorabilia everywhere, from the pictures on the wall, to the books and stuffed animals on the shelves, to the trinkets on her desk. [More]

  • Barbara Lewis

    Quite often, college can create an overwhelming feeling of apprehension for students entering the grounds for the first time. Employees such as Barbara Lewis help to calm the fears of these students and set them on the track to success. [More]

  • Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio

    "It's a place where people want to come to work; you work a majority of your life and you have to enjoy what you're doing, and I feel like that's what I'm doing here." After graduating from Lewis with a Bachelor's degree in math and psychology, [More]

  • Michelle Ronchetti

    "They really make you feel part of the community from the day you arrive..." These are the words of Michelle Ronchetti, expressing her appreciation for the friendly, welcoming, and collaborative environment that Lewis provides for all employees. [More]

  • Michele Manassah

    As the Director of Counseling Services, Michele provides clinical and administrative leadership, one-on-one mental health counseling, psycho-educational group counseling, and consultation to faculty and staff members regarding students of concern. [More]

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Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Lewis University is an equal opportunity employer. Decisions regarding hiring, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, discipline, and all other decisions regarding the terms and conditions of employment will be made without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local laws which is unrelated to the ability to perform the job or which can be reasonably accommodated.