The HR Team

The Office of Human Resources is located in the Main Building, Rooms 130-134 and 118. Our operating hours are Monday – Friday 8 am to 6 pm. 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 or (202) 884-9126

Tracey Prince Ross is the Executive Director of Human Resources at Trinity Washington University. She has oversight of 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.

Hanan Adnan, International Student Advisor, and HR Generalist  or (202) 884-9141

Hanan brings over 24 years of experience in higher education including over 14 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 or (202) 884-9127

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.

Michele Thompson, Associate Director of Human Resources for Talent

or (202) 884-9142

Michele partners with senior leadership and hiring managers to attract, hire and retain the most qualified diverse talent in continuing to further develop a culture where Trinity Washington University is a desired workplace. Michele leads and provides oversight in the development of recruitment and retention planning as a contributor to the achievement of Trinity’s strategic plans. Michele brings over 24 years of HR Talent experience across diverse industries to Trinity Washington University. She gained a significant amount of recruiting and talent acquisition experience as the Recruiting Manager at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm followed by her experience as a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at a non-profit association. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Management with an Human Resources concentration from Central Michigan University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowie State University. If you wish to join a mission-driven dynamic team at Washington Trinity University and your experience and skills align with a posted position, please contact her.