HR Directory

General Contact Information

HR Front Desk: 470-578-6030
Marietta Office Line: 470-578-3503 
HR Fax:  470-578-9174
HR Email: hr@kennesaw.edu

Physical Address (Kennesaw Campus)
Kennesaw State University 
Human Resources
3391 Town Point Drive NW (Suite 2000)
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Physical Address (Marietta Campus)
Norton Hall 107
1100 South Marietta Parkway Marietta, Georgia 30060

Mailing Address
Kennesaw State University
Human Resources
3391 Town Point Drive NW, MD #9120
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, CHRO

Name
Position
  • Karen McDonnell

    Karen McDonnell Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, CHRO

    Karen McDonnellPosition:
    Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, CHRO

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: kmcdonn1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2037


     

Deputy CHRO, HR Operations

Name
Position
  • Amy Phillips

    Amy Phillips Deputy CHRO, HR Operations

    Amy PhillipsPosition:
    Deputy CHRO, HR Operations

    Phone: (470) 578-3195
    Email: aphillip@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2013


     

Deputy CHRO, Strategy and Director, Talent Acquisition

Name
Position
  • Pamela Beckerman

    Pamela Beckerman Deputy CHRO, Strategy and Director, Talent Acquisition

    Position:
    Deputy CHRO, Strategy and Director, Talent Acquisition

    Phone: (470) 578-6245
    Email: pbeckerm@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2031


     

HR Business Partners

Name
Position
  • Orie Thornton

    Orie Thornton Director, HR Business Partners

    Orie ThorntonPosition:
    Director, HR Business Partners

    Phone: (470) 578-4509
    Email: othornto@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2023


     
  • Christine Arabatzis

    Christine Arabatzis Human Resources Business Partner

    ChristinePosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-4826
    Email: carabatz@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3205 - 207


    Departments I support: 

    (AUX): Campus Services:

    • Postal Services
    • Talon One
    • Central Receiving
    • Copy/Print Services
    • Door Access
    • Housing/Res Life
    • Parking
    • Student Health Services
    • Dining
    • University Stores
  • Todd Carper

    Todd Carper Human Resources Business Partner

    Todd CarperPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-3972
    Email: tcarper@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2025


    Departments I support: 

    • ACM-Architecture and Construction Management
    • BUS-Coles College of Business
    • DUA-Division of University Advancement
    • FIN-Finance & Accounting
    • LAF-Legal Affairs / Public Safety
  • Tiffany Layden

    Tiffany Layden Human Resources Business Partner

    Tiffany LaydenPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-6032
    Email: tlayden@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2009


    Departments I support: 

    • ART-College of the Arts 
    • CAO-Chief Administrative Officer
    • COM-Strategic Communication & Marketing 
    • ISY-University Information Technology Services
  • Raquel Monterroso

    Raquel Monterroso Human Resources Business Partner

    RaquelPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-4837
    Email: rmonterr@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2011


    Departments I support: 

    • CSE-College of Computer Science &
      Software Engineering
    • HHS-WellStar College of Health & Human Services
    • HSS-College of Humanities & Social Sciences
    • LIB-Library Systems
  • Thomas O'Brien IV

    Thomas O'Brien IV Human Resources Business Partner

    Tom OPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-4779
    Email: tobrieni@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2025


    Departments I support: 

    • ESE-Enrollment Services
    • FAC-Facilities
    • HON- Journey Honors College
    • SCM-College of Science & Mathematics
  • Melanie Uken

    Melanie Uken Human Resources Business Partner

    Melanie UkenPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-6249
    Email: muken@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2029


    Departments I support: 

    • AAF- Academic Affairs
    • ATH- Athletics
    • DGA-Division of Global Affairs
    • EET-Engineering & Engineering Technology
    • GPE- Graduate and Professional Education
    • RES-Office of Research
    • MRB – Museums, Archives & Rare Books
  • Raelene Wolf

    Raelene Wolf Human Resources Business Partner

    Raelene WolfPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-3947
    Email: rwolf5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2020


    Departments I support: 

    • EDU-Bagwell College of Education 
    • HRS – Human Resources
    • PRE-President's Division 
    • STA-Division of Student Affairs

HR Generalists & Coordinators

Name
Position
  • Lisa Haskett

    Lisa Haskett Human Resources Generalist

    Lisa HaskettPosition:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Phone: (470) 578-4763
    Email: lhaskett@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2017


     
  • Ashley Mason

    Ashley Mason Human Resources Generalist

    Ashley MasonPosition:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Phone: (470) 578-4836
    Email: amason25@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2015


     
  • Shenee Owens

    Shenee Owens Human Resources Generalist

    headshot for Shenee OwensPosition:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Phone: (470) 578-3094
    Email: sowens28@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2019


     
  • Bryant Hughes

    Bryant Hughes Human Resources Generalist

    Bryant HughesPosition:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Phone: (470) 578-6528
    Email: bhughe46@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2018


     
  • Micki Tucker

    Micki Tucker Human Resources Coordinator

    Micki TuckerPosition:
    Human Resources Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2636
    Email: mtucke35@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2013


     
  • Lucy Ndungu

    Lucy Ndungu Human Resources Coordinator

    Position:
    Human Resources Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-4300
    Email: lndungu2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2024


     

Student Employment

Name
Position
  • Sam Garbe

    Sam Garbe Student Employment Program Coordinator

    Sam GarbePosition:
    Student Employment Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-3948
    Email: sgarbe@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2010


     

Benefits

Name
Position
  • Cynthia Burton

    Cynthia Burton Benefits Manager

    Cynthia BurtonPosition:
    Benefits Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-2352
    Email: cburto32@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2027


     
  • Jessie Graiser

    Jessie Graiser Benefits Specialist

    jessie grasier headshotPosition:
    Benefits Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-4353
    Email: jgraise1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2008


     

Talent Acquisition

Name
Position
  • Briseida Cruz

    Briseida Cruz Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Briseida CruzPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-4784
    Email: bcruz3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2046


     
  • Janelle London

    Janelle London Talent Acquisition Specialist

    JanellePosition:
    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-6635
    Email: jlondo11@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2044


     
  • Antara Mukherjee

    Antara Mukherjee Talent Acquisition Specialist

    AntaraPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-2632
    Email: amukher2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2005


     
  • Allison Durant

    Allison Durant Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Position:
    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-4934
    Email: adurant4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2028


     
  • Tiffany Weems

    Tiffany Weems Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    TIffany WeemPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-5230
    Email: tweems3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Brooke Erwin

    Brooke Erwin Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    headshot for Brooke ErwinPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-3023
    Email: berwin1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Khadijah Adebayo

    Khadijah Adebayo Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Position:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: awill487@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Liselle Hansraj

    Liselle Hansraj Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Position:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: lhansraj@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     

Classification and Compensation

Name
Position
  • Chuck Nwagwu

    Chuck Nwagwu Director of Compensation

    Chuck NwagwuPosition:
    Director of Compensation

    Phone: (470) 578-2337
    Email: cnwagwu@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2035


     
  • Tammy McCain

    Tammy McCain Compensation Analyst

    Position:
    Compensation Analyst

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: tmccain4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Sharon Sherlock

    Sharon Sherlock Classification & Compensation Manager

    Sharon SherlockPosition:
    Classification & Compensation Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3478
    Email: ssherloc@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2013


     

HR Management Services

Name
Position
  • Pam Smith

    Pam Smith Manager, HR Management Services

    pamPosition:
    Manager, HR Management Services

    Phone: (470) 578-2629
    Email: psmith@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2903


     
  • Tamara Gaddis

    Tamara Gaddis Data Integrity Analyst

    Position:
    Data Integrity Analyst

    Phone: (470) 578-2312
    Email: tgaddis3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2904


     
  • Jalen Smith

    Jalen Smith HR Data and Reporting Analyst

    Position:
    HR Data and Reporting Analyst

    Phone: (470) 578-3054
    Email: jsmi1475@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2048


     
  • Amanda Roper

    Amanda Roper Employee Data Specialist

    Position:
    Employee Data Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-2480
    Email: aroper18@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2005


     
  • Marianne Huggins

    Marianne Huggins Office Clerical Lead III

    Position:
    Office Clerical Lead III

    Phone: (470) 578-3178
    Email: mhuggins@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2900


     

Office Management & Front Desk Operations

Name
Position
  • Lauren Nalbone

    Lauren Nalbone Office Manager

    headshot for Lauren NalbonePosition:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-2731
    Email: lnalbone@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2006


     
  • Rachel Johnson

    Rachel Johnson Administrative Assistant

    Rachel JohnsonPosition:
    Administrative Assistant

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: rjohn350@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Helen Vissering

    Helen Vissering Student Assistant

    Position:
    Student Assistant

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: hvisseri@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Briana Mizrahi

    Briana Mizrahi Student Assistant

    Position:
    Student Assistant

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: bmizrahi@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     

Communications

Name
Position
  • Maxayn Smothers

    Maxayn Smothers HR Communications Manager

    Maxayn SmothersPosition:
    HR Communications Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3646
    Email: msmother@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2901


     

Employee Fitness Center

Name
Position
  • Mitchell Palmer

    Mitchell Palmer Employee Fitness Center Manager

    Position:
    Employee Fitness Center Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3244
    Email: mpalme59@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KC 494A


     

 

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