Human Resources Staff

The Office of Human Resources strives to provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, applicants and visitors of the university in a timely, respectful and professional manner.

We make every effort to provide excellent service to the university community by using sound and effective personnel practices. As an equal employment opportunity employer, we are committed to serving a diverse community of students, staff and faculty.

If you have difficulty finding something, or if we can be of service to you, please contact our staff below.

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Melissa Mlynski
Senior Director of Human Resources

  • General Human Resource Policies and Procedures
  • Civil Service Rules and Regulations
  • Grievances
  • Labor Relations

Melanie Trimm
Employment Services Manager

  • Academic Professional / Faculty Employment
  • Human Resource Systems
  • University Policies and Procedures
  • Leaves of Absence (AP)
  • SURS Reporting Manager

Mark Owens
Assistant Director Labor and Employee Relations

  • University Policies and Procedures
  • Academic Professional/ Civil Service Classification/ Compensation Manager
  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Relations

Ceitha Steele
Human Resource Officer

  • Assist Senior Director / Maintain Calendar
  • Student Insurance Administrator
  • Athletic Insurance Administrator
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrator
  • Human Resource Sponsored Campus Events Coordinator

Kathleen Lurkins
Human Resource Assistant

  • I-9 / E-Verify Transactions
  • Extra Help Application Management
  • Employment Verification
  • Records and Retention

Jennifer Suthard
Human Resource Assistant Manager

  • Civil Service Testing Manager
  • Civil Service / Academic Professional Classification / Compensation
  • Civil Service Job Audits
  • Civil Service / Academic Professional / Extra Help Job Descriptions
  • Salary Range Changes

Lydia Schillinger
Human Resource Assistant

  • Human Resource Reception
  • Civil Service and Academic Professional Application Management
  • Website Administrator

Melisa Hatch
Human Resource Officer

  • Civil Service Job Audits
  • Civil Service Testing
  • Register Position Control and Maintenance

Amy M. Gurnitz
Human Resource Representative

  • Student Insurance Co-Administrator
  • Human Resource Financial and Business Operations
  • Employee Performance Evaluations
  • Human Resource Information Systems Reporting
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Recognition and Retirement Event
  • Background Checks

Anthony Lozzi
Human Resource Officer

  • Civil Service Employment
  • FMLA / Leaves of Absence (CS)
  • Staff Exit Interviews
  • SURS Reporting