Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

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Jerry Huffman

Vice President for Human Resources and University Services
Seattle University

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Company Description

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and more than 100 around the world.

Job Description

Responsible for Human Resources and various University Services including Reprographics and Mailroom Services, Conference and Events Services, SU Bookstore and Food Services. Member of the President's Cabinet.

Employment History

Prior to joining Seattle University in July 2008, Jerry led the Human Resources organizations for PACCAR's growing international businesses including DAF Trucks, Leyland Trucks and PACCAR Mexico. In addition to his global Human Resources responsibilities Jerry was responsible for the PACCAR Leadership Development Program, succession planning and PACCAR Institute activities. Jerry also served as the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Paul Pigott Scholarship Foundation.

Education

Jerry earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Western Washington University and attended the Human Resources Executive Program at Stanford University.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

The mentor program works best when led by the student's interest. Often topics, activities and objectives are centered on career feedback and counsel.  I expect students to come to meetings with an outline of what they want to discuss and prepared for candid feedback and conversation.  Oh, it's also helpful to come with a sense of humor.  I will provide support, insight and connections from years of industry experience.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I prefer early in the morning (7:00 a.m.) or after 5:00, near SU if possible.