Benichou Named Lincoln College Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

Benichou Named Lincoln College Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

March 21, 2022

LaTrice Benichou has been named Director of Human Resources and Risk Management at Lincoln College. Benichou will also serve as the Title IX Coordinator.


Before her time at Lincoln College, Benichou spent three years with the Springfield Urban League in Springfield, Illinois. As the Finance and Human Resources Manager, Benichou was responsible for people operations and labor relations, leave of absence management, fiscal grant management compliance, COVID-19 protocols, and risk management procedures to ensure employee safety.


Most recently, Benichou oversaw the successful implementation of the Employee Self-Service portal of ADP Workforce Now, streamlining time and attendance, leave of absence requests, and payroll processing for employees.


“LaTrice’s vast experience related to many areas of human resources and risk management will be beneficial in facing today’s higher education challenges,” said David Gerlach, President of Lincoln College.


Benichou notes several priorities for her department in the coming months. She plans to strategize with other department directors on recruitment and retention, building employee morale, and leadership development opportunities for faculty and staff. She will also work to streamline the current human resources and payroll processes.


Benichou holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She also holds a Master of Science in Government, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security as well as a Master of Science in Government, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies from The Interdisciplinary Center, now known as Reichman University, in Herzliya, Israel. Benichou holds a certificate in Cybersecurity and is currently working toward a SHRM certified professional certificate.


“My time studying in Israel was life-changing. I had the opportunity to learn from experienced security and diplomatic professionals who were on the frontlines of their industries,” said Benichou. “While working in people operations, I have been able to translate my degrees into action, specifically, in the areas of risk management and conflict resolution.”


Apart from her role at Lincoln College, Benichou enjoys working with small business owners, and individuals seeking to launch a business, on actionable steps to grow. She also enjoys volunteering with culturally diverse organizations within her hometown of Springfield, Illinois, and traveling with her husband overseas to visit family and friends.