HR Directory

Human Resources & Inclusive Community Team

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Jeff Banks

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of HRIC has responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing University initiatives and strategies that support employee engagement, inclusive excellence, and developing exceptional talent and strategic partnerships for the University. In addition, the VC manages the delivery of HRIC’s strategic plan, assuring alignment with the University and its divisions, development and implementation of HR policies, workforce planning and retention strategies, organizational development and training initiatives, compensation, benefits and retirement, performance management, employee relations, and reporting and metrics to promote University effectiveness.

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Cassy Kutches

Executive Assistant, Human Resources

  • Employment Services

    Shaunda Norman

    Director of HR Operations & Data Analytics

    Kaylyn Sanderson

    Employment Specialist

    Jennifer Taylor

    Employment Specialist

  • Benefits

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

    Lloyd Moore

    Director, Benefits Compliance & Operations

    Prior to my time at DU, 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 a trustee for the Colorado Higher Education Insurance Benefits Alliance Trust (CHEIBA Trust), a benefit-purchasing consortium made up of nine higher education institutions in Colorado. I am committed to serving all members of the DU community by developing, implementing, and supporting effective benefit programs that promote health & wellness and positive employee morale in alignment with the University's missions and goals.

    Elizabeth Cha

    Benefits Program Manager

    Linzy Coffey

    Wellbeing Coordinator

    Zemzem Said

    Benefits Specialist

    Alvaro Ramirez

    Benefits Specialist

  • Employee & Labor Relations

    The HR Partners are a team of dedicated employees serving as liaisons between HRIC and the various academic and non-academic divisional units within the University. In consultation with divisional leaders, they provide guidance and support on HR matters related to talent management, including workforce planning, recruiting, on-boarding, and more. Additionally, the HR Partners are available to assist all DU employees in understanding University policies and the collective bargaining agreement, as well as in addressing a variety of work and performance related matters.

    Jim Noone

    Director of Employee & Labor Relations

    Derek Abrams

    Human Resources Partner II

    Sarah Manzaneres

    Human Resources Partner II

    Shawn McVey

    Human Resources Partner II

  • 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 services 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 division of Human Resources has made great progress in our efforts to ensure DU employees 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. In my free time, I am a volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.

    Paula von Kretschmann

    Learning Consultant, People Development
    Phone: 303-871-7511

    Andrea Groth

    Employee Experience Coach, People Development
    Phone: 303-871-3517

  • Talent Acquisition & Development

    Craig Miller

    Associate Director of Talent Acquisition & Development

    Grace Vigliotti

    Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition

    Kirsten Crissman

    Recruiter, Talent Acquisition

    Celeste Klug

    Coordinator, Talent Acquisition

  • HR Strategy

    Shahira Qudrat

    Director of HR Strategy & Planning

  • Compensation

    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.

    Dave Leiker

    Director of Compensation

    Sarah Childs

    Compensation Analyst

    Sara Muniz

    Compensation Analyst