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The people of DU—faculty, staff and administrators—are the heart of this University.

DU Human Resources is here to support you in your employment and work at the University of Denver. We can answer your questions about benefits, employment, professional development and effectiveness – or point you in the right direction.

The University of Denver Department of Human Resources commits to fostering a community of inclusive excellence by providing strategic leadership and the highest service of the highest quality. 

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    Amy King

    Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
    Phone: 303-871-3962


    As the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, it is my responsibility to oversee the entire Department of Human Resources here at the University of Denver. I have more than 17 years of experience in employee relations, compensation, recruitment, employee services, policy practices and guidelines, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, change management, and union matters. I received my undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian College and my graduate degree from the University of Denver. I provide strategic leadership for human resource initiatives directly related to the vision, mission, goals and values of the University.  My work focuses on transforming human resources into a leading partner on campus as the institution navigates its way through the changing Higher Ed environment.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. Did you know? I am an avid runner. 

Human Resources Team

People Development

The Office of People Development provides professional development services, resources and consulting for the staff and faculty at the University of Denver. Included in these offerings are leadership & management classes, team building, workforce planning consultation, one-on-one coaching, conflict mediation and the facilitation of numerous assessments. Some of the campus-wide programs coordinated by the OPD are the Leadership Academy, the Colorado 14ers People Development Program, and the Professional Development Week. 

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    Ken Pinnock

    Director, People Development
    Phone: 303-871-7511


    With the increasing need to engage and retain talent within the University, the People Development group of Human Resources has really taken a leap in our efforts to ensure that employees at the University have the opportunity to access professional development tools. As the Director of People Development, I oversee this initiative and focus. My background covers all facets of HR ranging from consulting to field work to training and presenting locally, nationally and internationally. Did you know? In my free time, I am a volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.

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    Greg Giesen

    Manager, People Development
    Phone: 303-871-3307


    I am the Manager of People Development. I received my undergraduate degree from Western State College and my graduate degree from Miami University of Ohio. In HR, my role is to manage the professional development opportunities for both faculty and staff. This includes organizational development (coaching, team building, conflict resolution, and team assessment). I also provide educational classes and opportunities for professional development. Prior to coming to the University of Denver, I owned and operated my own consulting firm – Greg Giesen & Associates. To date, the most rewarding aspect of my job is to be able to have an impact on the professional growth of the University employees that I work with. In my free time, I enjoy exercising and spending quality time with friends. Did you know, I once had a private one-on-one dinner with former President Carter. 

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    Shannon Seales

    Learning and Development Consultant
    Phone: 303-871-2537


    I am the Learning and Development Consultant for the University. I believe that Training and Development is one of the most important aspects of a successful organization. I received my undergraduate degree in communications from Western Michigan University and completed Training and Mediation graduate professional certifications from the University of Denver.  I am the point of contact for new employees during onboarding and for units interested in training, training needs assessment, and StrengthsFinder. I enjoy being able to meet all of the new hires and welcoming them to DU! Prior to joining the University, I was a Corporate Trainer at DISH Network and also a stay-at-home mom. When I am not training, I enjoy spending time with my family as a mother of three energetic children. Did you know? I was a foster parent and adopted one of my daughters through that experience.

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    Mia Elizardi

    Performance and Career Development Consultant
    Phone: 303-871-3973


    I am the Performance and Career Development Consultant, providing internal career coaching, educational programs and classes for staff and faculty. I overseeing the performance management system with a focus on aligning performance and career development objectives. I have bachelor's degrees in Human Communication and Human and Family Development and a masters degree in Higher Education Administration with a focus in Diversity and Adult Learning and Conflict Resolution. I am a passionate lifelong learner, loyal to Higher Education as a first generation student and bleed crimson and gold! In my free time I enjoy building MagnaTile and Lego castles with my two incredible kids and playing in gorgeous Denver with my family. Did you know? My first job was as a nanny and I worked for 3 different professional athlete's families.

The Benefits Team serves as the main point of contact for all benefits related questions. The University is proud to offer a very comprehensive and competitive benefits package to all qualified employees. Benefits include tuition waiver, medical insurance, and a variety of voluntary benefits. 

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    Lloyd Moore

    Director, Benefits
    Phone: 303-871-4284


    Prior to being at DU I was at Auraria campus, where I spent fifteen years in progressive roles in Human Resources at the Auraria Higher Education Center, followed by five years as the Assistant Director of Benefits Services at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  I have served on the board of the Rocky Mountain College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (Rocky Mountain CUPA-HR) and as an alternate trustee for the Colorado Higher Education Insurance Benefits Alliance Trust (CHEIBA Trust).  As the Director of Benefits, I am committed to serving all members of the DU community by developing, implementing and supporting effective benefit programs that promote total wellness and positive employee morale in alignment with both the Human Resources department’s and the University’s missions and goals. In my free time, I enjoy traveling to Europe, with Paris being a particular favorite travel spot of mine. Did you know? I play the piano.


Compensation is one of many factors when considering employment at an organization. Here at the University of Denver, we strive to stay competitive within the higher education market by utilizing market data from reputable sources both specific to higher education and the private sector. 

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    Jenny Jung

    Compensation Analyst
    Phone: 303-871-4093


    To ensure accurate and proper salary compensation for staff members of the University, it is my job that the University stays competitive within the market for staff members. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resource Management and before coming to the University of Denver, I was a compensation analyst at the University of Texas at San Antonio. My main function is to perform job and market analysis and provide analytical support for compensation. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and visiting different areas of Colorado.  Being able to ensure a competitive market within the University is probably the most rewarding aspect of my job.  Did you know?  I was heavily involved in theatre during college and have starred in many theatrical productions. 

Information Analysis and Technology

Increased dependency on technology and data analysis has been a trend in recent years. Here in HR, we work on ensuring that we provide the most up-to-date and accurate data in regards to our employees. In addition, we work on incorporating technology to streamline processes and become more efficient in our involvement with University employees. 

Business Operations
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    Krista Khramov

    Billing and Accounting Coordinator
    Phone: 303-871-4285


    As the Billing and Accounting Coordinator, I ensure that the HR Department stays on top of DU’s fringe benefit bills. I received both my undergraduate degree and MBA from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, where I grew up. I thrive when I work hard to complete my tasks on time and goals are met. In my free time, I love being mother to my two children and German Shepherd Dog. Did you know? Before she became famous on American Idol, I went to school and was classmates with Carrie Underwood.

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    Janis K. Bonds

    Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
    Phone: 303-871-3962

  • Whitney Lowell

    Whitney Lowell

    HR Operations Specialist
    Phone: 303-871-3962

The Office of Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Title IX, in collaboration with University partners, fosters an environment of equal opportunity for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. The Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Title IX is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies and promoting full compliance with all federal, state and local discrimination laws.

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    Laura Maresca

    Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity
    Phone: 303-871-7436


    An alumna of DU’s Sturm College of Law, Laura joined the University in 2015 as director of equal opportunity. She is a seasoned attorney and human resources professional who has spent her career specializing in employment law and managing, investigating and working to resolve employment conflict. Having been involved in all aspects of the employment relationship, including serving as a chief human resources officer.

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    Rufina Hernández

    Associate Director of Equal Opportunity
    Phone: 303-871-7726


    Rufina graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a licensed Colorado attorney. She most recently served as the Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division and has extensive experience with civil rights matters having served as the Director of the Human and Civil Rights Department of the National Education Association in Washington DC and Executive Director of the Latin American Research and Service Agency in Denver. She also has previous DU experience serving as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. She will assist the Director of the Equal Opportunity Office in ensuring equity and compliance on DU's campus.

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    Molly Rossi

    Employee Relations Consultant
    Phone: 303-871-3103


    Helping the University create a culture of respect is the most rewarding aspect of my job. As the Employee Relations Consultant, I provide consulting services to managers and employees on performance and workplace concerns.  I also provide guidance to employees on policy interpretation and application.  Prior to joining Human Resources in Mary Reed, I worked 8 years at the Sturm College of Law handling HR matters.  I received my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies, hold a SHRM-SPHR certificate and received a certification of Business Administration from Daniels College of Business. In my free time, I enjoy seeing new places.  Did you know? I work closely with a local non-profit, There with Care to distribute art activity bags to critically ill children and their siblings.

The Office of Title IX

The Office of Title IX, in collaboration with University partners, works to build and sustain a safe, gender equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. The Office of Title IX is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies related to gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence, including sexual and relationship (domestic and dating) and dating violence and stalking, and promoting full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local discrimination laws. 

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    Jean McAllister

    Director of the Office of Title IX and Title IX Coordinator
    Phone: 303-871-7481


    I am Director of the Office of Title IX and Title IX Coordinator for the University. My role is to work with University partners to build and sustain a safe, gender-equitable campus climate for all members of our community. I am responsible for serving as the central resources for all Title IX related matters including our efforts to identify and address instances of gender-based discrimination, harassment or violence. We focus on eliminating the behavior, preventing its re-occurrence and addressing its effects. I work with students, faculty, and staff to understand their options when they are impacted, oversee a fair and equitable investigation process and am responsible for supporting and developing programs, procedures, and learning opportunities that supporting survivors, address violations effectively and work toward prevention for the future. I am a DU alum, having received my MSW from the Graduate School of Social Work. I have over 30 years of experience working to address and prevent interpersonal violence and trauma as a psychotherapist and counselor, working in offender management, providing training and education to professionals and working to change public policy. The most rewarding aspect of my job is working with exceptional student, faculty and staff partners to create positive change on campus. I live with my wonderful husband and 17 year old dog. You might not know, I am a Colorado native.

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    Eric Butler

    Phone: 303-871-7016


    I am one of two Investigators in the Office of Title IX.  My role at the University is to investigate all claims of harassment and discrimination, in addition to advising students and employees on resources and reporting options through the Office of Equal Opportunity.  Prior to coming to the University, I was a Resident Director and Student Conduct Officer at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  I hold a B.A. from the University of Akron and a J.D. from Northern Kentucky University. The most rewarding aspect of my job is working to create a campus that welcomes people from all walks of life and thrives on the diversity of its community members.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time outdoors.  Did you know? I’m left-handed. 

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    Siri Slater

    Phone: 303-871-7479


    As a Title IX investigator, my primary responsibility is to investigate reports of discrimination based on a protected class to include sexual assault and sexual harassment. Prior to coming to the University of Denver, I have experience investigating child welfare cases and Title IX investigations in Alaska. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and an MBA. For me, the most rewarding aspect of my job is the attention needed for details. Seeing a case from beginning to end, where details are scattered and communication lines are broken is what drives me in my role. In my free time, I enjoy playing hockey, skiing and traveling. Did you know? My spouse and I have twin daughters who are a total blast!