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Workplace MVP at SHRM22: Veronica Gomez-Vilchis - Central Washington University

Veronica Gomez-Vilchis is an HR Business Partner with Central Washington University, and a graduate of CWU. She shared with host Jamie Gassmann her experience at SHRM, the role the University is hiring for, a profile of the University, and much more.


Workplace MVP is sponsored and presented by R3 Continuum and produced by the Minneapolis-St.Paul Studio of Business RadioX®.


This show was originally broadcast live from the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference held at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Veronica Gomez-Vilchis, SHRM-CP – Human Resources Business Partner, Central Washington University


Veronica Gomez-Vilchis is a Human Resources Business Partner at Central Washington University, which is also her alma mater.


She is a first-generation college graduate from a farm-worker background and prides herself on being bilingual, bicultural, and bi-literate. As a proud Latina of Mexican heritage, she loves dancing, exploring other cultures, and she is a foodie! Food is one of the best ways to learn about others.


Human resources has become the pathway for Verónica’s professional growth and advancement. Her passion is to serve, guide, and be an anchor for those who are in her care. It is essential to her to interact with employees to learn what motivates them, what success looks like to them, and to explore avenues that can lead to highly engaged and happy employees.


Veronica wants to inspire and uplift. While doing all of this, she aims to be intentional, understand the organization’s mission, vision, and goals, and seek to be aligned while being true to herself.



Central Washington University


Central’s commitment to hands-on learning and discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Students get to do what they’re studying in real-world, professional settings, which makes learning exciting and relevant.


Each year, CWU graduates thousands of well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce: construction management, accounting, engineering technology, teacher education, wine business, paramedicine, aviation, and more.


CWU prepares students to succeed in a global economy through strong partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the world. In recent years, we have welcomed more than 400 students from 36 countries to our campus.


CWU’s residential campus in Ellensburg encompasses 380 acres. There are also six university centers (Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce County, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, and Yakima) and two instructional sites (Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Sammamish).


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