The HR Team
The Office of Human Resources is located in the Main Building, Rooms 130-134 and 119. Our operating hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm. We facilitate the attraction, recruitment and retention of Trinity’s top talent! We are responsible for employee recruitment, payroll, salary and benefits administration, performance management, HR compliance, employee relations, work-study placements, and professional development for staff.
Tracey Prince Ross, Executive Director
Tracey Prince Ross is the Executive Director of Human Resources at Trinity Washington University. She has oversight for Human Resources, Payroll, and the Post Office. She is directly responsible for salary administration, HR compliance, performance management, employee relations, benefits administration and professional development for staff. She received her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.B.A. in Management from Southeastern University. Tracey has 23 years of HR management experience in higher education. Prior to higher education, she was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America. After a 15 year successful career in banking, specifically in the customer service, training and development, change management and human resources departments, Tracey wanted to use her experience to satisfy her passion for mission-driven initiatives, and higher education was the perfect fit. She has served as chapter president and other leadership roles in the local chapter of the College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and currently serves on the board of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington.
Chandra Hawkins-Robinson, Assistant Director of Human Resources
Chandra Hawkins-Robinson is responsible for the full life cycle recruitment for both staff and faculty at Trinity. Chandra earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Sociology from Hood College, formerly an all women’s institution in Frederick, MD and comes to Trinity with over 15 years of experience in staffing management, recruiting as well as marketing and sales. Before transitioning to the arena of staffing and human resources Chandra spent ten years in marketing and sales for Sony Music Distribution garnering multi- million dollar sales for platinum artist on both Columbia and Epic records. Chandra’s previous human resources experience centered around sourcing talent and building relationships with clients such as National Geographic, AARP, AAAS, Deloitte and Touché and many others in both the private and nonprofit sector. Chandra’s human resource interests include diversity and inclusion, and employer engagement initiatives. Her greatest sense of satisfaction comes from knowing that the trusting relationships she builds with potential candidates for Trinity allows them to come and fully engage themselves in the enrichment of education for all who seek to the opportunity for change.
Hanan Adnan, International Student Advisor and HR Generalist
Hanan brings over 16 years of experience in higher education including over 6 years at Trinity Washington University. She has worked in a variety of positions including Academic Advisor, International Student Advisor and Student Services. As an international Student Advisor/Primary Designated School Official (PDSO), Hanan’s responsibilities include creating immigration documents for newly admitted international students, ensuring students registration with US immigration, advice relating to maintenance of status, work permissions, extensions, coordination of international student orientation, University compliance with federal immigration regulations etc; She also serves as the HR Associate coordinating work-study placements and supporting the HR Office. Hanan brings a global perspective on education to Trinity. She completed her primary and secondary education in Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Egypt, respectively. She then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Southeastern University in Washington, DC. Hanan is fluent in English, Amharic, Harari and conversational in Arabic.
Michelle Burke, Associate Director of Human Resources for Benefits
Michelle brings over ten years of HR experience to Trinity and is excited to be able to focus on benefits for Trinity faculty & staff. Most recently, Michelle was a Senior HR Generalist for a local government contracting company. Despite her title, she spent most of her time on employee benefits. Her goal is to demystify benefit plans, making sure that all participants understand and take full advantage of the plans in which they have enrolled. Michelle is a graduate of another all-women’s college, Mount Holyoke College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. After spending the early part of her career on and around Capitol Hill, Michelle moved to the business world, working in marketing & public relations before finding her place in human resources.