It is wonderful hearing how our Registry Members play key roles in the decision-making processes at their placements. Thank you to Dennis Defa, Interim Vice President of Human Resources at Western Washington University, for this amazing testimonial.
“My first placement as a Registry Member at Western Washington University (WWU) has provided an exhilarating and satisfying experience. Appointed first in the hybrid role of Interim Director of Employee and Labor Relations, I was asked to move into my current role of Interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources. I felt welcomed from my first day and have been a full participant in the decision-making process on campus. My Western colleagues are supportive and value the experience I bring. With previous experience in Washington State, I have been able to hit the ground running, while working through the nuance that defines WWU. I have expanded my professional experience while providing a seasoned Human Resource professional to assist the campus. The Registry creates an opportunity for the University and me to create a situation that is beneficial for both.”