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Penn College Names Associate VP for Human Resources

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Hillary E. Hofstrom associate vice president for human resources and expanded the responsibilities of two other longtime administrators in the Human Resources Office.

Hofstrom, who had been director of employee relations and compliance, will oversee all activities within Human Resources. She will report to Suzanne T. Stopper, vice president for finance/CFO, and Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. She will also serve on President’s Council.

LaDonna J. Caldwell remains director of compensation and benefits but takes on new responsibilities within Human Resources. She will be responsible for administering the college’s wage and salary programs, supervising the employee benefits program, administering the job/position analysis process, partnering with Financial Operations on the salary increment process, reviewing and authorizing all college personnel actions for payroll, and supporting professional development and the onboarding process.

Molly J. Steele-Schrimp, who had been compensation and benefits specialist, becomes manager of employment. She will conduct new-employee orientations and exit interviews, serve as the initial contact for college employee benefit problems and information, process new and updated salary-system calculations, manage the employee leave of absence process, partner in the administration of worker’s compensation, and assure compliance with state Department of Transportation regulations related to employees using CDL licenses. She will also serve as the college’s deputy coordinator and lead investigator of Title VII, Title IX and Section 504/ADA for employment.

Hillary E. Hofstrom
Hillary E. Hofstrom

“I look forward to Human Resources at Penn College continuing to lead the way as an employee-centered workplace under Hillary’s leadership,” Gilmour said.

Hofstrom, who began her employment with the college in 2010, has also served as manager of employment. Previously, she was employed by First Quality Enterprises as an employee relations specialist and human resources generalist, and by Aerotek Recruiting & Staffing as a recruiter.

She holds a Master of Professional Studies in human resources and employment relations from Penn State and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Shippensburg University. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional.

LaDonna J. Caldwell
LaDonna J. Caldwell

Caldwell, who began her employment with the college in 1984, has also served as manager of compensation and benefits, benefits specialist/job analyst, analyst assistant, and personnel assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and an Associate of Applied Science in business management, both from Penn College.

Molly J. Steele-Schrimp
Molly J. Steele-Schrimp

Steele-Schrimp, who began her employment with the college in 2002, has also served as a workforce training assistant and customer service assistant with Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, secretary to the vice president for academic affairs and provost, secretary to the vice president for student affairs, and secretary to the assistant dean for business and computer technologies.

She holds a Master of Professional Studies in human resources and employment relations from Penn State, and a Bachelor of Science in technology management from Penn College. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional.

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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