Human Resources

The You Behind WashU

The You Behind WashU Series

A career development series highlighting information from Washington University schools and central fiscal units (CFUs).  This is a collaborative effort among the Diversity and Inclusion Forum (DIFFS), the Career Center and the Office of Human Resources.

These brown-bag lunch, informal networking sessions focus on informing employees about different department structures and organization, typical skills of current employees and what hiring managers typically value in new employees in an area or career field.

The You Behind WashU sessions are open to current Washington University employees. Look for timely communications in the Resource and other university publications regarding further location details on upcoming sessions.


Session Details

February 9, 2017
Featured presentation: Lori S. White, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Danforth University Center, Room 276

March 10, 2016
Featured presentation: Brown School of Social Work
Danforth University Center, Room 276

April 14, 2016
Featured presentation: A Staff Mentoring Program

Cheryl Holland and Charmaine Scott – Olin Libraries
Danforth University Center, Room 276

May 12, 2016
Featured presentation: 
HR’s New Proactive Strategy for Finding and Developing the Best Talent for Washington University
Mark Prosperi, Executive Director, Talent Management
Lathon Ferguson, Manager, Diversity and Community Outreach
Danforth University Center, Room 276 

June 9, 2016
Featured presentation: 
Rick Stanton, Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean,
School of Medicine Administration and Finance
Medical School campus, Holden Auditorium

July 14, 2016
Featured presentation: Human Resources
Legail Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Medical School campus, Holden Auditorium

September 8, 2016
Featured presentation: Toastmasters
Danforth University Center, Room 276

October 13, 2016
Featured presentation: Effective Networking
Mark Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Career Center
Danforth University Center, Room 276

November 10, 2016
Featured presentation: Alumni & Development
Danforth University Center, Room 276

December 8, 2016

Featured presentation: Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration
Danforth University Center, Room 276



Career Development

YouTube Channel

Click here to view some of the past You Behind WashU session videos on the Washington University Office of Human Resources YouTube page.

Videos are filmed by Steven Vance, Olin Library. 






Past sessions:

February 11, 2016
Olin Library
Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian
Danforth University Center, Room 276

December 3, 2015
Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Amanda Moore McBride, PhD, Executive Director, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, 
Bettie Bofinger Brown Associate Professor, Brown School of Social Work

November 7, 2014
Information Services & Technology (IS&T)
Marsha Koch, Director, IS&T Administration

February 17
The Art of Networking  
Career Center
Mark Smith, JD, Associate Vice Chancellor of the Career Center

March 5
College of Arts & Sciences
Marilyn A. Chill, Director of Operations

April 2
Public Affairs
Jill Diane Friedman, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

May 7
Office of Sustainability
Phillip Valko, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability

June 4
Human Resources
Legail Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources    

July 9
"Career Advancement" – Learn how two employees advanced their career at the university. Hear from a panel of experts in recruitment and career development.

  • Marissa Hardwrict, Phd Program Manager of the Doctoral Programs, Brown School of Social Work
  • Vanetta Worthy, Clinical Research Coordinator II, School of Medicine
  • Joanie Hill, Employment Recruiter, School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Huck, HR Recruitment Consultant, Danforth Campus

August 6
School of Law
Nancy Staudt, Dean of the School of Law, Howard & Caroline Cayne Professor of Law

September 3
Finance and Controller
Michael J. Dunlap, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Controller

October 1
Olin School of Business
Joyce Montgomery, Manager, Payroll, HR & Academic Affairs and
a panel of leaders from the Business school

November 5, 2015
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Denise McCartney, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration
School of Medicine, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, FLTC 401 (fourth floor)

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