HR Partners

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.

Services the HR Partners can provide include:

  • Consulting for managers and employees regarding job performance and workplace concerns
  • Policy interpretation and application
  • Guidance on workplace issues
  • Assistance with exit interviews

For more information or other inquiries, please email AskHRPartners@du.edu.

Find Your HR Partner

Expand the list below to find which of the HR Partners is assigned to your divisional unit. If you are still unsure of whom your Partner should be, please contact AskHRPartners@du.edu.

  • HR Partners List
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    Jeff Banks

    Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
    Jeff.Banks@du.edu

    Current Units

    Campus Safety, Chancellor's Office, Enterprise Risk Management, Financial Affairs, Financial Services – Controller, General Counsel, HR and Inclusive Community, Internal Audit, ODEI, Office of Graduate Education, Provost, Shared Services

    Current Units

    Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences, Athletics & Recreation, Centers & Institutes, Conferencing & Event Services, Daniels College of Business, English Language Center, Information Technology, Internationalization, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Newman Center, Office of International Education, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Registrar, University Academic Programs

    If you are still unsure of whom your Partner should be, please contact askhrpartners@du.edu

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    Derek Abrams

    HR Partner
    Derek.Abrams@du.edu

    Current Units

    Athletics & Recreation, Centers & Institutes, Daniels College of Business, Facilities Planning & Management, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Graduate School of Social Work, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Sturm College of Law, University Academic Programs (UAP), University Health & Counseling Services

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    Jessica Martella

    HR Partner
    Jessica.Martella@du.edu

    Current Units

    Admission, Advancement, Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences, Conferencing and Event Services, DU Agency Organizations – HERS, Fisher Early Learning Center, Morgridge College of Education, Natural Sciences and Math, Registrar, Ricks Center, Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, Student Financial Services, University College, University Libraries

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    Kirsten Crissman

    HR Partner for Student Employees
    Kirsten.Crissman@du.edu

    Current Units

    English Learning Center, Internationalization, Josef Korbel School International Studies, Newman Center, Office of International Education, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Residence, Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence

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