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Laura Cyphers Benson  

ESS Consultant 
Education Support Services Group

Cell:  (530) 949-8484


Laura Cyphers Benson provides a comprehensive menu of services for governing boards, presidents/chancellors, senior management teams, and community colleges/higher education institutions. Her community college/higher education services include crisis management, negotiation support/preparation, PR/reputation management, trustee/president relations, leadership coaching, executive search services, organizational development and team building, human resources development, compliance, management and professional development training. Laura is trained in higher education implementation of Title IX, Title V, Investigations, and Diversity Programs. 


Laura has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources, including seven years in community colleges, five years in K12, and five years in independent universities.  Laura has been an associate vice president of human resources, executive director, and part-time faculty member.  


Following undergraduate study in business administration with a concentration in large organizational management at Humboldt State University, Laura received her master’s degree in organizational development from Fielding Graduate University and a second master’s degree in psychology.


Laura has been involved with numerous professional organizations, including Association of Chief Business Officials (ACBO), Association of Chief Human Resources Officers (vice president and president in 2015 and 2016), Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, Shasta Trinity Schools Insurance Authority, Northern California Community College School Insurance Authority, Northern 15 Human Resources Group, co-chair of the Human Resources Leadership Academy, and the Community College League of California (CCLC).

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