Human Resources2018-01-03T15:23:06+00:00

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

Human Resources office staff are here to help all College employees with questions, concerns, and comments of any kind. For questions about your benefits, College employment policy, paychecks, or any other aspect of the Centre employee experience, stop by their office or give them a call.

HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF LISTING

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Glenda Beaven

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Executive Secretary for Human Resources and Administrative Services Work Centre College Horky House 101 North Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5464
Biography

Glenda has worked at Centre since August 11, 1998. She provides clerical support for the Vice President for Human Resources & Administrative Services, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator, and the Human Resources Generalist.

Glenda received the Centre College staff recognition award in 2002. She served on the Centre Staff Congress as President and also Secretary.

Before coming to Centre Glenda was employed by Rector-Hayden Realtors in Lexington. She is a graduate of Marion County High School in Lebanon, Kentucky.

Email: glenda.beaven@centre.edu

Meredith Bruner

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Human Resources Operations Manager and Director of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Centre CollegeHuman Resources Work Centre College Horky House 101 North Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5466
Biography

Meredith joined the Centre Human Resources office as the payroll and benefits coordinator in September of 2007, and became human resources operations manager and director of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium in 2018. Her responsibilities include a variety of duties including: To administer and coordinate all aspects of Centre College payroll (quarterly taxes and reports, W-2s, etc.), coordinate all benefit billings (retirement plan remittances, etc.), handle day-to-day applications of employee benefits (health, vision, dental, life and cancer insurances, long-term disability, retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, FMLA, unemployment, workers compensation, employee benefit time etc.), compile and report HR data for AAUP, IPEDS, OES, CUPA and various other surveys for the College. She regularly assists employees and students with any payroll or benefits related questions, issues or concerns.

Before coming to Centre Meredith was the treasurer and benefits specialist for Grant County Board of Education from 2004 to 2007 and before that benefits specialist and HR generalist for Provident Bank from 2000 to 2004.

Meredith is a 2000 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands with a B.A in Business Administration with an emphasis in management and a minor in psychology.

Email: meredith.bruner@centre.edu

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Sarah Cramer

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Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Specialist Work Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5519
Biography

Sarah Cramer came to Centre from Indiana University, where she served as the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Specialist.  In that role, she provided functional oversight for sexual violence primary prevention initiatives on eight campuses, served as an assessment specialist, advised four student organizations, and was the Principle Investigator on a Rape Prevention Education grant totaling $150,000 per year.  Sarah wrote and co-implemented programs that engaged over 12,000 first-year students in the 2017-2018 academic year. Her research and presentations for the ISDH/CDC focus on culturally competent facilitation, culturally-adapted curricula, and intersections with the promotion of holistic sexual wellbeing.

Before her tenure in that role, she served as a sexual assault crisis counselor and advocate and as a social studies teacher at a disciplinary alternative high school.

Sarah is a 2014 graduate of Centre College with a B.A. in government.

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Kay Drake

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Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services Work Centre College Horky House 101 North Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5467
Biography

Kay is vice president of human resources and administrative services at Centre College, where she has worked since 1997. She has been instrumental in developing an employee handbook, a supervisor policy manual, a salary compensation program for staff, and the employee recognition program at the college.

As the Title IX Coordinator at Centre, she coordinates compliance efforts to carry out the College’s responsibilities under Title IX, as well as those under Section 504 and other applicable non-discrimination laws.

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EXPERT: Employee health insurance — Sexual harassment policies — Employee benefits — Leaves of absence (Family Medical Leave Act) — Employee wellness — Employee grievances or discipline — Employee recognition awards

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Ben Nelson

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Human Resources Generalist and Training Coordinator Work Centre College Horky House 101 North Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5465
Biography

Ben joined the Centre Human Resources office as the human resources generalist and training coordinator in July of 2012. Ben works part-time to help the human resources department with staff professional leadership development and staff employee satisfaction.

Before coming to Centre Ben worked with leaders from many profit and not-for-profit organizations throughout North America. He personally instructed and coached over 2,600 individuals in 35 states in the USA and across Canada.

Ben provides organizational consulting services and tools that help leaders, cultures, and processes achieve results in for some of the best places to work. He is former corporate vice president of organizational development and training for Alliance Data in Texas and was responsible for the organization’s human capital strategy in the company’s corporate strategic planning group. He also led efforts that resulted in Alliance Data being recognized as a “Best Place to Work” across the nation. Ben’s work has garnered national awards and recognition while appearing in numerous publications and media. He is the newly elected secretary/treasurer of the Economic Development Partnership. He was the 2012 Outstanding Citizen for Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce and is a past Chair of the Chamber and CASA at Woodlawn.

Ben graduated from Transylvania University.

He and his wife Julie own Maple Tree Gallery in downtown Danville, Kentucky.

Email: ben.nelson@centre.edu

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Susan Yates

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Payroll and Benefits Assistant Centre CollegeHuman Resources Work Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5460
Biography

Susan Yates joined Centre College as Payroll and Benefits Assistant in 2018. She provides support to the Human Resources department in all payroll and benefits matters. Prior to joining Centre, she served at Farmers National Bank providing account services to customers. She worked for many years for the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Department of Military Affairs including over 14 years as Payroll Section Supervisor. In that role, Susan oversaw and coordinated the preparation and submission of payroll for 650 state employees.

Email: susan.yates@centre.edu

As a fundamental policy, Centre College hires and promotes its employees and admits its students on the basis of merit, qualification, and character and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information in the administration of any of its education or employment policies. Information presented is subject to change.

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CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES

The Human Resources office is located on the first floor of Horky House.

Mailing Address:

Human Resources
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422

Telephone:

859.238.5464

Hours:

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Closed for College holidays