Human Resources Staff

Rhonda Byers

Director - Human Resources
(573) 341-7735


Responsibilities: Director over talent management, talent acquisition, S&T total rewards and employee relations


Andrea Westart

Senior Manager - Compensation
(573) 341-4062


Responsibilities: Compensation


Strategic Partners

Karen Chapman

HR Manager
(573) 341-4243

 Responsibilities: Strategic Partner for University Advancement, Graduate Studies, the Provost's Office, Undergraduate Studies, and Student Affairs


Jatata Cozart

HR Manager
(573) 341-6293


Responsibilities: Strategic Partner for Global and Strategic Partnerships, Global Learning, Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion, and Sponsored Programs


Connie Hudgens

HR Manager
(573) 341-4186


Responsibilities: Strategic Partner for Finance and Administration, the Chancellor's Office, and the School of Engineering and Computing


James Tharp

HR Programs Analyst 
(573) 341-4879


Responsibilities: Strategic Partner for the School of Arts, Sciences and Business, Enrollment Management, and Information & Technology Services, HRIS representative, information reporting and analysis, HR operations, communications, special projects


Beth Abner

HR Specialist - Compensation
(573) 341-4611


Responsibilities: H-1B support, assist with student hires, work authorizations and I-9 updates, assist with maintaining position descriptions and position files


Tess Matau

HR Specialist
(573) 341- 4241


Responsibilities: Recruiting, PAFs, Data Entry


Martha Grisham

HR Business Support Specialist II
(573) 341-4496


Responsibilities: Recruitment and hiring - faculty, visiting scholars, post docs


Marcia Lane

HR Specialist and NRA Tax Specialist
(573) 341-4926


Responsibilities: payroll, non-resident alien tax exemptions, leave accruals


Simone Waldon

Office Support Assistant III
(573) 341-4241


Responsibilities: Data entry, PAF's, student paperwork, change of address and direct deposits, student workshops, schedules conference room


Leroy Miller

Total Rewards Generalist
(573) 341-6105


Responsibilities: Benefits and Compensation - Total Rewards


Wanda Vance

HR Specialist and NRA Tax Specialist
(573) 341-4275


Responsibilities: PAF, data entry, student paperwork, name changes, payroll backup