Staff Directory

Administration

Cindi Nelson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Duties

Campus strategic initiatives, policy and program development, overall management of HR functions, oversee compliance, escalated HR matters, consult with leaders to provide HR strategy and guidance

Partners

The Human Resources Partners assist with employee relations matters, legal and policy guidance, compensation guidance as well as provide supervisor/management coaching and each have specialized content areas.

Wendy Estes

Human Resources Partner

Duties

UNUM/S&T Liaison for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Referral Incentive Program contact, staff/academic ePAF questions: additional pay, job changes, status changes, job earnings distribution (JED) changes, HR Partner: Student Affairs, University Advancement, and Finance and Operations

Connie Hudgens

Human Resources Assistant Director

Duties

Assistant Director, Escalated Employee Relations Matters, Payroll Subject Matter Expert, HR Partner: Provost and College of Engineering and Computing

Barbi Spencer

Human Resources Partner

Duties

Diversity and Inclusion, HR Partner: Chancellor’s Office, Information Technology, Marketing and Communications, College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Sponsored Programs, and Graduate Education

Simone Waldon

Human Resources Partner

Duties

Interview approval, HR Partner: Academic Support, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Enrollment Management, Kummer Institute, and Kummer College

Support Staff

Rhonda Byers

Senior Human Resources Advisor/Consultant

Duties

Policy development, reclassifications, labor relations, committee representative

Andrew Crain

Lead Recruitment Consultant

Duties

Lead Recruitment Consultant, facilitate executive recruitment, search committee management, applicant sourcing consultant, recruitment strategy consultant, candidate experience

Cindy Heck

Academic Employment Specialist

Duties

Faculty and staff job offers, pre-boarding activities, finalize faculty ePAFs: job change, status change, additional pay, and emeritus appointments

Rachel Norris

Human Resources Specialist

Duties

Coordinate student hiring, HR Monthly Meetings, and HR website, legal/preferred name changes, finalize work address/phone number change and courtesy/volunteer appointment ePAFs, position management (position numbers, job classifications, and descriptions)

Tritonia Wheeler

Human Resources Specialist

Duties

Recruitment, job openings, H1-B support, Career Skills Program Coordinator, eHRFile Project contact, service awards

Staff Success Center Manager
Duties

New Employee Orientation, Onboarding Program, training and development, Staff Council liaison

Benefits and Retirement

Marcia Lane

Total Rewards Generalist

Duties

Retirement consultation, benefits enrollment and information including for new employees, life event changes, HSA and FSAs, voluntary retirement plans, and compensation reviews