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 may be of service to you, please contact our staff below.

*Questions regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act, COVID-related leave and other leave types can be directed to uishr@uis.edu.

Human Resources Administrative Office

Melissa Mlynski
Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
(217) 206-7148
mmlyn2@uis.edu

Bethany Burbridge
Administrative Aide
(217) 206-6652
bburb2@uis.edu

  • Assistant to Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
  • HR Financial Operations
  • Website Administrator for Human Resources and Access & Equity
  • Human Resources Office Manager
  • Tuition Waivers

Labor and Employee Relations

Mark Owens
Assistant Director Labor and Employee Relations
(217) 206-7096
mowen1@uis.edu

  • Labor & Employee Relations
  • UIS Policy &Procedures
  • Employee Discipline
  • Union Contract Administration
  • Leaves Manager

Erin Taylor
Human Resources Representative
(217) 206-7020
etayl3@uis.edu

  • Leaves of Absence, including: FMLA, FFCRA/ARPA, Military, VESSA, & SURS disability processes
  • Support to the Collective Bargaining Process
  • Union Rep Liaison

Office of Access and Equity

Shelby Bedford
Assistant Director for Access and Equity and Title IX Coordinator
(217) 206-6222
sbedf2@uis.edu

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Student Employment

Je Greer
Student Employment Program Director
(217) 206-8265
jgree6@uis.edu

  • Student Employment
  • Federal Work Study
  • Graduate Hourly Employment
  • ANCRA
  • I-9s
  • Employment Verifications
  • P Card Reconciler/Approver
  • Unit Security Contact for Division of Finance & Administration
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Employment, Classification, and Compensation

Melisa Hatch
Deputy Director of Human Resources
(217) 206-7015
mhatc2@uis.edu

  • UIS HR Policies & Procedures
  • Salary Range Changes
  • AP/CS/EH Job Descriptions
  • Classification/Compensation Manager
  • Civil Service Testing Manager
  • Employment Manager
  • HR Systems Manager
  • SURS Reporting Manager

Amber Fosdyck
Human Resources Representative
(217) 206-8642
afosd2@uis.edu

  • Civil Service Testing
  • Civil Service & Extra Help Application Assistance
  • UIS Jobs Social Media Management 
  • Password Resets for UIS Jobs

Kelsea Hott
Human Resources Representative
kbatt2@uis.edu

  • Records & Personnel Files
  • Reporting
  • SURS Liaison- Reporting & Tracking
  • Events Coordinator

Human Resources Division Liaisons

Carlene Hindert
Human Resources Associate
(217) 206-8643
chind2@uis.edu

  • HR liaison to Academic Affairs Division
  • Civil Service, Extra Help, & Academic Professional Employment: Pre-employment screenings to on-boarding
  • Civil Service, Academic Professional & Faculty Separations

Madison Stone
Human Resources Associate
(217) 206-8659
mston3@uis.edu

  • HR liaison to Chancellor’s, Development, Finance & Administration Divisions
  • Civil Service, Extra Help, & Academic Professional Employment: Pre-employment screenings to on-boarding
  • Civil Service & Academic Professional Separations
  • Working Titles

Amy Cantrall
Human Resources Associate
(217) 206-7237
acant4@uis.edu

  • HR liaison to Student Affairs Division
  • Civil Service, Extra Help, & Academic Professional Employment: Pre-employment screenings to on-boarding
  • Civil Service & Academic Professional Separations
  • Civil Service Job Audits

Kenzie Westlake
Human Resources Representative
mwest22@uis.edu

  • Assistant to the Division Liaisons
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Job Description Contact
  • Performance Evaluations
  • LinkedIn Contact

HR Organizational Chart

Department Staff

Administrative Aide
Human Resources
Office: HRB 39
HR Associate
Human Resources
Office: One University Plaza
HR Representative
Human Resources
Office: 1 University Plaza Dr
HR Associate
Human Resources
Office: HRB
Deputy Director
Human Resources
Office: HRB 30
HR Associate
Human Resources
Office: HRB 30
HR Representative
Human Resources
Office: 1 University Plaza Drive
Associate Vice Chancellor HR
Human Resources
Office: HRB 30, Office 41
Assistant Director Labr Emp Relations
Human Resources
Office: Hrb 30
HR Associate
Human Resources
Office: MS HRB 30