Sonya Y. Williams

Vice President for Human Resources

Responsibilities include: Strategic oversight of the Colleges total compensation plans, recruitment and selection programs for administrative staff, payroll processes, employment tax and other regulatory employment compliance practices. Serves as the Colleges ADA/504 Compliance Coordinator.

Sara Day

Payroll and Tax Compliance Manager

Responsibilities include: performing the day-to-day payroll function, while also ensuring compliance with wage and hour regulatory reporting requirements. Manages the taxation of payments to international students, employees and vendors. Responsible for federal and state wage and tax reporting, and prepares and manages the distribution of W-2 forms and responds to unemployment claims. Point of contact for all payroll questions and concerns.

Deb Drain

Human Resources and Compensation Manager

Responsibilities include: Managing position classifications, researching and analyzing compensation practices and programs and managing the annual performance review and goal setting process for administrative staff. She will also be responsible for all aspects of the student employment process and tuition assistance benefits.

Doreen Secor

Sr. Employment Specialist

Responsibilities include: administering the recruitment and selection process for administrative staff, supports supervisors with the position requisition process and composition of job descriptions, administers the background screening and motor vehicle screening processes and conducts employment orientations and benefits onboarding sessions for new faculty and staff.

Tabatha Spinner

Associate Director Human Resources

Responsibilities include: benefit plan administration, advising and counseling employees and/or family members on benefit-related questions/issues, assist employees with workers compensation, disability leave and disability accommodation requests and maintaining position salary, benefit and title changes in PeopleSoft.


337 Pulteney Street
1st Floor, Gulick Hall
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456

Ph: (315) 781-3312
Fax: (315) 781-3314

Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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