Office of Human Resources

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources website!  Whether you are already a valued member of our community or someone looking for employment opportunities, we hope that this site will serve as a valuable resource for your needs. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive HR services and is here to assist you. 

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Our office hours are 8:00 - 5:00 PM (MST), Monday - Friday.  In general, we are closed between 9:00 - 10:30 AM on Thursdays for a staff meeting.

Our Mission

The Office of Human Resources is a business partner, working with and for each department, division and center within Colorado School of Mines.  We believe that the strength of the School is derived from the quality and composition of our faculty and staff.  We are dedicated to the support of the goals and challenges of this world-class institution by providing services which promote a work environment that is characterized by diversity, fairness, open communication, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect.

We will achieve our mission by:

  • Providing high quality, relevant, and timely services;
  • Focusing on the recruitment and retention of qualified individuals, strengthening our human capital from a variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds; and
  • Providing exceptional customer service.

To accomplish our mission, the Human Resources team will work in congruence with our principles and values as described in our Human Resources PhilosophyPDF versionText only version.

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Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research.  Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes.  As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please read out Equal Employment Opportunity Policy LetterPDF versionText only version for more information.

In order to comply with EEOC, OFCCP, and Affirmative Action regulations, we are required to compile summary data on the gender and ethnicity of our applicants and incumbent employees.  Applicants are requested to voluntarily submit gender, ethnicity, and veteran status information along with their application materials.

The Clery Act and Campus Security Report
The Colorado School of Mines Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report contains valuable information for all campus community members. The report is designed to inform you of campus crime and fire statistics and provide security policy statements as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), a federal law requiring institutions of higher education to annually disclose this information. For a printable PDF version, please click here: Campus Security and Fire Safety ReportPDF versionText only version. The university will provide prospective students a printed copy upon request.



Office of Human Resources
1500 Illinois Street
Guggenheim Hall, Ste. 110
Golden CO  80401

Veronica Graves
Associate Director for Human Resources

Michelle Darveau
Assistant Director for Human Resources
Organizational Development

Ann Hix
Benefits Manager

Deb Wernli
Employment Manager

Paula MacGeorge
Recruitment / Employment Coordinator

Yolanda Wilson
HR Systems Technician