Human Resources

Mission Statement

To Foster a Positive work environment that promotes and embraces diversity in a way that attracts, inspires and retain excellence, so that the district is successful in its mission.

"Where your personal and professional lives meet."

About Us

Human Resources serves the faculty, staff, and employees of San José-Evergreen Community College District who are dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to our students. Our role is to attract the very best talent for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to student needs and welcoming to all who come to San José-Evergreen Community College District.

Human Resources safe guards the interests of the District and promotes the professional growth, health and well-being of all our employees. We provide direct service and support to individual employees and work with our partners at the colleges and districtwide operations to create initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

The employees are the foundation upon which this District upholds its values through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

San José-Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to opportunity, equity and social justice, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success. We welcome you to our community.

Our Staff


Stella Lau, Human Resources Administrative Assistant
First point of contact for Human Resources; employment verification (all employees except Adjunct); employment application assistance.  

Bea Gonzalez, (Substitute) Human Resources Administrative Assistant 
408-274-6700 ext. 6238


Advertisement and recruitment services; coordination of screening committee timelines, materials, process status and database tracking. Preparation, distribution, receipt and processing of job announcements and applicant materials; set up and maintenance of applicant database records.

For questions or assistance regarding your employment application, please email

Sonya Solorzano, Employment Services Coordinator 

Samantha Vo, Human Resources Specialist 


Steve Geraci, Sr. Human Resources Specialist 
Faculty, Manager, Supervisor and Confidential employee groups: all employment services, personnel files, database records, seniority numbers, TB renewals and processing for new employees, FSA, Sabbatical, PRC, and contracts. 

Eileen Luna, Sr. Human Resources Specialist 
Classified employee group: all employment services, personnel files, database records, classified seniority, TB processing for new employees.  

Diana Ruano, Human Resources Technician 
Employment processing for short-term, substitute, professional experts, student assistants and volunteers. 

Arleene Miranda, Human Resources Specialist 
Medical leaves for all employee groups. 


Lisa Owen, Sr. Human Resources Analyst 
Compliance, Training, Investigations, & Labor Relations. 
408-274-6700 ext. 6586


Tina Xiao, Sr. Human Resources Analyst 
HR information systems, classification/compensation analysis for classified, confidential, supervisory, & management positions, data reporting, salary surveys, and special projects. 


Michelle McKay, Benefits Coordinator 
Health & Welfare benefits for active and retired employees, Workers’ Compensation leaves: eligibility and changes; liaison for district medical plans; coordinates ADA requests. 


Elvira Valderrama-Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources 
Day-to day supervision of the operations of the Human Resources office, including personnel policies and practices, employment services, personnel transactions, employee relations, performance management and training, complaint investigations and Health and Welfare benefits programs. 

Victoria Simmons, Interim Vice Chancellor, Human Resources 
Human Resources administration, policies, procedures and services; collective bargaining and management training. 


Adjunct (San José City College): 
Sandra Gonzalez - 

Adjunct (Evergreen Valley College): 
Stacy Alvarez - 
408-274-7900 ext. 6516

Full time and Temporary employees: 
Bea Gonzalez -