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


     

Talent Management

Name
Position
  • Amy Phillips

    Amy Phillips Director of Talent Management

    Amy PhillipsPosition:
    Director of Talent Management

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


     

HR Business Partners

Name
Position
  • Orie Thornton

    Orie Thornton HRBP Manager

    Orie ThorntonPosition:
    HRBP Manager

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


     
  • 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


     
  • Edith Collins

    Edith Collins Human Resources Business Partner

    Edith Collins headshotPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-3947
    Email: ecolli55@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2021


     
  • Raquel Monterroso

    Raquel Monterroso Human Resources Business Partner

    Raquel MonterrosoPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

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


     
  • Isel Silva

    Isel Silva Human Resources Business Partner

    Isel SilvaPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-4779
    Email: isilva6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2020


     
  • Donna Simmons

    Donna Simmons Human Resources Business Partner

    Donna SimmonsPosition:
    Human Resources Business Partner

    Phone: (470) 578-6032
    Email: dsimmo74@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2009


     
  • 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


     

HR Generalists

Name
Position
  • Stephanie Dean

    Stephanie Dean Human Resources Generalist

    Stephanie DeanPosition:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Phone: (470) 578-4738
    Email: sdean51@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2006


     
  • 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 2018


     
  • Gabrielle Smith

    Gabrielle Smith Human Resources Generalist

    Position:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Phone: (470) 578-3094
    Email: gsmith86@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2019


     

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 2016


     

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


     
  • Lauren Nalbone

    Lauren Nalbone Benefits Specialist

    Lauren NalbonePosition:
    Benefits Specialist

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


     
  • Dawn Newton-Smith

    Dawn Newton-Smith Benefits Specialist

    Position:
    Benefits Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-4532
    Email: dnewtons@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2004


     

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


     
  • Lillia Kellam

    Lillia Kellam Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Lillia KellamPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-6635
    Email: lsande16@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2044


     
  • Crystal Starr

    Crystal Starr Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    crystal starrPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-6771
    Email: cstarr5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2001


     
  • Vanessa Rowe

    Vanessa Rowe Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    vanessa rowePosition:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-3608
    Email: vrowe@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2001


     
  • Tiffany Weems

    Tiffany Weems Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    TIffany WeemPosition:
    Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-5230
    Email: tweems3@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


     
  • Sharon Sherlock

    Sharon Sherlock Classification & Compensation Manager

    sharon sherlockPosition:
    Classification & Compensation Manager

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


     
  • Yolanda Miles

    Yolanda Miles Compensation Analyst

    Position:
    Compensation Analyst

    Phone: (470) 578-2167
    Email: ymiles1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2034


     

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


     
  • Christopher Bailey

    Christopher Bailey HR Data Analyst

    Chris BaileyPosition:
    HR Data Analyst

    Phone: (470) 578-6245
    Email: cbail117@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2900


     
  • Jennifer Lippincott

    Jennifer Lippincott Employee Data Specialist

    Position:
    Employee Data Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-4982
    Email: jlippinc@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2026


     
  • Micki Tucker

    Micki Tucker Employee Data Specialist

    Position:
    Employee Data Specialist

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


     
  • Marianne Huggins

    Marianne Huggins Office Clerical Lead III

    Position:
    Office Clerical Lead III

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


     

Center for University Learning

Name
Position
  • Sean P. Crampton

    Sean P. Crampton Administrative, Training, and Communications Associate

    Sean CramptonPosition:
    Administrative, Training, and Communications Associate

    Phone: (470) 578-3450
    Email: scrampto@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2005


     
  • Kevin Gecowets

    Kevin Gecowets Director, Center for University Learning

    Kevin Gecowets headshotPosition:
    Director, Center for University Learning

    Phone: (470) 578-4300
    Email: kgecowet@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2005


     
  • Lisa Lewis-Fears

    Lisa Lewis-Fears Assistant Director

    Lisa Lewis-Fears headshotPosition:
    Assistant Director

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


     

Project & Office Management

Name
Position
  • Maxayn Smothers

    Maxayn Smothers HR Project & Communications Manager

    Maxayn SmothersPosition:
    HR Project & Communications Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3646
    Email: msmother@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2031


     
  • Vanessa Robinson

    Vanessa Robinson Office Manager

    Vanessa RobinsonPosition:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-2632
    Email: vrobin27@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2005


     
  • Amanda Roper

    Amanda Roper Receptionist

    AmandaPosition:
    Receptionist

    Phone: (470) 578-6030
    Email: aroper18@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2000


     
  • Sarah Porat

    Sarah Porat Student Assistant

    Position:
    Student Assistant

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


     

Employee Fitness Center

Name
Position
  • Dessislava Beagle

    Dessislava Beagle EFC Manager & Well-being Coordinator

    DessiPosition:
    EFC Manager & Well-being Coordinator

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


     
  • Cynthia Parnell

    Cynthia Parnell EFC Assistant Manager

    Cindy ParnellPosition:
    EFC Assistant Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-5535
    Email: cparnel3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KC 494A


     

Immigration, Contracts & Dual Appointments (DAAs)

Name
Position
  • Chaunene Jett

    Chaunene Jett Special Employment Coordinator

    Position:
    Special Employment Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-6371
    Email: cjett3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2010


     
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