Manhattan College Appoints Meredith Gatzke as Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer

Gatzke brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of Human Resources beginning her tenure on March 11.

Manhattan College today announced that Meredith Gatzke joined the school on March 11, 2024 as the Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer.  meredith-gatzke.jpg

Ms. Gatzke brings to the school a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of Human Resources.  Prior to joining Manhattan College, she served as the Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development/Title IX Coordinator for Bergen Community College (NJ).  As a member of the President’s Executive Council, she advised executive leadership on human capital, policy development, and employee and labor relations; negotiated and administered the College’s collective bargaining agreements; collaborated with all divisions and staff to ensure transparency regarding human resources initiatives and strategic goals; oversaw a fully implemented ADP Workforce Now software system that fully integrated compensation, payroll, benefits, recruitment, and onboarding systems along with the student system to automate all payroll functions; and developed the first culture and climate survey in the history of the college.

Prior to her engagement at Bergen Community College, Ms. Gatzke was the Director of Employee Relations and Organizational Development/Affirmative Action Officer/HIB Administrator for Randolph Township Schools, the Human Resources Director/Affirmative Action Officer for the Paramus Board of Education, and a Human Resources Generalist/Benefits Coordinator for The School District of the Chatams, all in New Jersey.

She holds professional memberships in numerous human resources organizations and was honored with the CIANJ Enterprising Women Award in 2022.  Ms. Gatzke holds an MS degree in Human Resource Management from Saint Elizabeth University and a BA in History from Muhlenberg College. 

Dr. Milo Riverso, President of Manhattan College said, “We are thrilled to have Meredith join us at Manhattan College.  Her deep human resources skills and experience in academia along with her proven leadership capabilities will be a huge benefit to the entire College community.  I am also pleased to announce that she will become a member of the President’s Cabinet.”

Said Ms. Gatzke, “I am delighted to be joining Manhattan College.  As a 170+ year institution in the Lasallian tradition, I am eager to get to know the students, faculty, and my colleagues in the school’s administration and share the human resources skills I have developed throughout my two decades of experience.  Manhattan College is a wonderful school with a superb faculty, and I look forward to becoming part of the overall team.”

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, co-educational institution of higher learning offering undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information about Manhattan College, please visit 

By MC Staff