HR Service Partners

In an effort to enhance the quality and effectiveness of University Human Resources’ initiatives, an HR Service Partner role for each university unit has been established. The HR Service Partner functions as the unit’s primary representative and liaison to University Human Resources on strategic HR matters.  HR Service Partners will provide feedback on current and proposed institutional HR programs, initiatives, communications, and process strategies that impact their respective divisions.

About HR Service Partners

HR Service Partner Role DESCRIPTION

The HR Service Partners works on behalf of the departments, unit, college, serving as the Organization’s primary representative and liaison to the University Human Resources department and other HR Service Partners on all strategic HR matters.

The key components of the HR Service Partners role are as follows:

  • To represent the Organization in the provision of interactive input and feedback to the university HR  regarding current and proposed new or modified institutional HR programs and initiatives, communications, and process strategies.
  • To serve as the Organization’s principal partner and/or liaison with the University HR Department in the successful implementation, communication, establishment, and promotion of new and/or enhanced HR programs, processes, and initiatives.
  • To serve as a conduit for communication between the University HR Department and the organization conveying accurate, consistent, and timely information to staff and faculty within each constituent operating unit.
  • To provide a level of strategic coordination regarding HR transactions that is appropriate to the specific Organization, and to provide leadership and/or initiate collaboration with the University HR Department in the remediation of situational problems and non-compliant or out-of-guidelines activities.
  • To network with other HR Service Partners and University HR Department experts to discuss and benchmark HR practices across the institution, and to gain institutional insight into HR compliance issues and associated areas of risk.

Specific duties and responsibilities of an HR Service Partners may be delegated in accordance with the staffing structure and operational requirements of the Organization. However, the primary  point of strategic liaison and collaboration between the Organization and the University HR Department shall remain the designated HR Service Partner.

Partner List

DivisionHR Svc PartnerTitle
LibrariesAndrea WhiteDirector
School of Public HealthAmanda GrimesAssistant Dean
Office of Extended StudiesAndrew LeightonDirector of FInance
College of Behavioral & Social SciencesAnn HolmesAsst Dean
VP Administration & Finance - Facilities ManagementAva-Lisa MaconDirector
Robert H. Smith School of BusinessBobvita SaltersDirector of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
VP Student AffairsBrooke Lecky SuppleChief of Staff
VPAF-Office of Budget & Fiscal AnalysisColleen Dove AuburgerExecutive Director
College of EducationD Hakim ScottAssistant Dean
College of Computer, Math & Natural SciencesDean KitchenAsst Dean
Office of the PresidentDebbie RussellHR Coordinator ICA
VPSA-University Recreation & WellnessEarl CabellonAsst Director
School of Architecture, Planning, & PreservationIngrid FarrellAsst Dean
Sr VP Academic Affairs & ProvostJan AndrewsAdministrator
VP ResearchJeffrey SniderDirector
USG-Shady Grove CenterJessica NardiDirector
College of Agriculture & Natural ResourcesJessica VernonInterim Assistant Dean
VP Administration & FinanceJewel WashingtonAssistant VP
VPSA-Dining ServicesJoe MullineauxSr Assoc Director
College of Arts & HumanitiesJulie WrightAsst Dean
VPSA-SU-Stamp Human ResourcesKalia PatricioAsst Director
Office of the PresidentKanitta TonggarweeAssistant to the President
VPAF-Environmental Safety, Sustainability & RiskKarol SalisburyAssistant Director- Business & Financial Services
Undergraduate StudiesKathryn RobinsonAsst Dean
College of Arts & HumanitiesKathy CavanaughAsst Dean
School of Public PolicyKim SchmidtAsst Dean
VP Administration & Finance - Comptroller-Payroll ServicesKim WilliamsManager
VP University RelationsLisa LePoreAssoc Director
A. James Clark School of EngineeringMaureen MeyerAsst Dean
College of Information StudiesMelekte TrunehAsst Dean of Finance
VPSA-RL-Director Salary/L&AMeredith CarpenterManager
Division of Information TechnologyMeredith LeeDirector
Division of Information TechnologyNina HamedaniAsst Director
Graduate SchoolPatty WoodwellDirector Admin Srv
VP Student Affairs - Residential FacilitiesSean BallantineAsst Director
Philip Merrill College of JournalismVanessa Nichols-HolmesAsst Dean


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