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OCCC’s campus will remain open so students can access core services in person, including free WiFi, huddle stations, library, computers and labs. Some hands-on courses will continue to have on-campus instruction. Faculty will be available to you on-campus. Most classes scheduled for Fall will be conducted online.

Masks are required in shared, open areas.

Information about services, departments and operating hours lives here:

COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness that has spread globally into a pandemic. OCCC encourages you to learn more about COVID-19, health and safety precautions, and resources at:
CDC Coronavirus Website

Meet the Staff


Regina A. Switzer Regina A. Switzer, J.D.
Vice President for Human Resources

Beth Holmes , BA Business Administration
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources

  • Purchase Orders & Requisitions
  • Maintain HR Budget
  • Department Event Planning
  • Support HR Functions
  • Wellness Points
Kathleen Smith, JD
Director of Employment and Employee Relations

  • Employee Recruitment
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Positive Discipline and Employee Grievances
  • Supervisor/Manager Coaching
Idalia Botello Idalia Botello, BS
Human Resources Generalist

  • Employee and Manager Inquiries
  • Benefits
  • Employee Recruitment
  • Performance Management
Jordan Morris Jordan Morris, BS
Employment Specialist

  • Recruitment
  • Employment Procedures
  • Employment Services
Tarnya Washington-Brooks Tarnya Washington-Brooks, MBA, CLSSBB, CSPO, CSM, CAL
Director of HR Operations & Organizational Development/Project Manager

  • UltiPro Project Manager
  • HR Processes and Workflow Efficiency
  • Change Management
  • Employee Development
Patricia Hammett Patricia Hammett, MA
Director of Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS

  • Job Classification and Compensation Analysis
  • Maintenance of Staffing Plan
  • Oversight of Employment Records
  • Oversight of HR Representatives
Jeff Sughru Jeff Sughru, BA
Employee Benefits Specialist

  • Benefits Administration
  • FMLA
  • Workers Compensation
  • Retirement Questions
Michelle Foster Michelle Foster, BS
Human Resources Representative

  • Personnel Action Forms (PAF)
  • New Employee Paperwork
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Verifications
  • Stipends
Christine McCarron Christine McCarron, BA
Human Resources Representative

  • Personnel Action Forms (PAF)
  • New Employee Paperwork
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Verifications
  • Stipends
Cary Pirrong Cary Pirrong, JD
Coordinator of Equity & Compliance

  • Sr. Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Discrimination and Harrassment Processes
  • ADA for Employees
  • Compliance Training