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Meet Karen Abbott Yelle
Meet Karen Abbott Yelle

Karen Abbott Yelle provides support for a variety of projects within the Office of Human Resources.

Karen joined Portland State University in 1987, working for one year in Business Affairs, and all the rest in HR.  Prior to PSU, Karen worked at University of Oregon for 10 years, starting as a student assistant at the Library and ending as the Circulation Desk & Newspaper Room Supervisor.  She then went on to work at DHS for three years, and a private sector company for a brief 10 months before coming back “home” to the Oregon University System.

In 2010, Karen semi-retired from PSU and her position as Classified Employment Manager. Karen loves spending the extra time as “Nana” to two young granddaughters, golfing with her husband (“at least I try!”), and gardening.  Karen earned a BA in Creative Writing from UO.  Karen is a true Oregonian, with ancestors going back for more than seven generations.

Contact Karen Abbott Yelle

Phone: (503) 725-9871
Office: MCB Suite 518