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Dr. Heidi Louisy, PhD.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Phone: 256-782-5007
Email: hlouisy@jsu.edu

Provides strategic leadership to the Department of Human Resources by developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the overall strategic direction of the University, with specific focus on succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, and compensation.  


Jai Ingraham, MPA
Director, Diversity & Inclusion, and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 256-782-8565
email: jingraham@jsu.edu

Oversees the facilitation of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Diversity, Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Affirmative Action (AA), Title IX, and coordinates and facilitates relevant programs and training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. 


Tammy Howell, PHR, SHRM-CP
Assistant Director, Human Resources

Phone:  256-782-8568
Email: thowell1@jsu.edu 

Provides support to the Chief Human Resources Officer by overseeing the Talent Acquisition & Employment, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Classification and Compensation Administration, and Position Management functions, personnel actions, and the department’s annual budget. 

Kathy Miller, B.B.A
HR Coordinator and Benefits Specialist
Phone: 256-782-8569
Email: kdmiller@jsu.edu

Coordinates and facilities all Benefits offered to JSU employees, to include the enrollment of new hires into selected Benefits options, the coordination of Benefits and Wellness events and activities, and for facilitating all JSU leaves, including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


Virginia Encinias
Talent Development Coordinator
256-782-8893
Email: vencinias@jsu.edu

Responsible for identifying and assessing university-wide training and professional development needs and establishing and maintaining a Learning Management System, and for coordinating and facilitating the annual and probationary performance evaluation processes.


Christy Ivey
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
256-782-8892
Email: csivey@jsu.edu

Responsible for ensuring talent acquisition initiatives are aligned with institutional goals, for the recruitment and onboarding of Administrative, Executive, and Faculty positions, and provides assistance with ongoing maintenance of the University’s classification, position management, position control, and applicant tracking systems and associated processes, and for all salary budget actions.


Elania Garrett, BA, MLIS
HR Recruiter and Employment Specialist II
Phone: 256-782-5007
E-mail: egarrett4@jsu.edu
Serves as a collaborative partner in aligning talent acquisition initiatives with institutional and departmental goals and objects by serving as a subject matter expert. Responsible for all recruitment and onboarding efforts for Staff positions.

Seazon Tierce
Employment Specialist I
Phone: 256-782-8895
Email: stierce@jsu.edu

Serves as a first contact for recruitment, onboarding, and the employment life-cycle of all student employees including Graduate Assistants by facilitating all actions related to the on-campus, part-time employment of JSU students, and the Student Employment Recognition Program, and for maintaining
all employment documents in support of the Student Employment Program.


Lu Moseley
Human Resources Project Manager
Phone: 256-782-8562
Email: lmoseley@jsu.edu

Provides support in coordinating overseeing all HR related strategic projects and events and supports the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Morgan Watkins
HR Assistant
Phone: 256-782-8566
Email: mwatkins3@jsu.edu

Provides support in maintaining all employment records and in facilitating employee benefits programs; developing, coordinating, promoting, and facilitating HR related events and programs which foster a positive and enriching work environment, and employee engagement (e.g. employee recognition, holiday and seasonal functions).  Assists in coordinating HR process for hiring of foreign nationals.

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