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.


Ryan Croke
Interim 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 Employment
  • Human Resource Systems
  • University Policies and Procedures
  • Leaves of Absence (AP)
  • SURS Reporting Management

Mark Owens
Assistant Director Labor and Employee Relations

  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • University Policies and Procedures
  • Academic Professional/ Civil Service Classification/ Compensation Management
  • Faculty Union
  • Employee Relations

Ceitha Steele
Human Resource Officer

  • Assistant to Senior Director
  • Student Insurance Administration
  • Athletic Insurance Administration
  • Workers’ Compensation Coordinator
  • Human Resource Sponsored Campus Events

Kathleen Lurkins
Human Resource Assistant

  • I-9 Completion and Compliance
  • Extra Help Position Management
  • Employment Verification
  • Records and Retention

Jennifer Suthard
Human Resource Assistant Manager

  • Civil Service and Academic Professional Job Classification/ Compensation
  • Civil Service Job Audits
  • Salary Range Changes
  • Civil Service Testing Management

Lydia Schillinger
Human Resource Assistant

  • Human Resource Reception
  • Civil Service and Academic Professional Application Assistance
  • Website Administration

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 Administration
  • Human Resource  Financial and Business Operations
  • Human Resource Inventory
  • Performance Management and Tracking
  • HR Information Systems Reporting
  • Tuition Waivers

Anthony Lozzi
Human Resource Officer

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