Kelso is New Director of Legal and Human Resources

Treasure Valley Community College is pleased to announce Anne-Marie Kelso has been hired as the College’s Director of Legal and Human Resources. Her anticipated start date will be Nov. 14.

Kelso currently serves as Prosecuting Attorney for Payette County where she is responsible for not only criminal prosecutions but handling the civil matters for the county. Kelso has been with Payette County since 1998 when she started as a deputy prosecutor. Prior to the prosecutor’s office, she worked as a city attorney and private practitioner. 

Kelso earned her juris doctorate degree in 1996 from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Calif., and her bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Irvine, in 1991. She is a graduate of Fruitland High School.

The College made the decision to hire an attorney to lead its human resource area in light of increasing state and federal compliance requirements. This is not the first time an attorney has led the human resources efforts at the College. Stephanie Williams served as TVCC’s human resource director in the late 1990s under former TVCC President Bert Glandon before taking the position as Malheur County Counsel.

"We are excited to welcome Anne-Marie to the College," said President Dana Young. "With a proven track record in writing contracts, creative problem solving, and personnel policy development, I have no doubt she will help ensure we have the policies and practices in place to support our employees, students and the community."

Kelso will oversee policy development, personnel contracts, regulatory compliance, employee training, and other legal and personnel matters at the College.

"After 18 years of service in Payette County, this was obviously a difficult decision for me to make," Kelso said. "But I am excited about this next step and this new opportunity, and I look forward to working with the talented community at TVCC," Kelso said.  

"I plan to use my legal and human resources experience to provide the resources that faculty and staff need to perform their jobs effectively and stay in compliance with the law," she said.

 Kelso lives in Fruitland with her husband, Kevin, and their two daughters.