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Human Resources

Our Mission:

To provide comprehensive human resource management programs in support of the mission of excellence in teaching and scholarly work of Washburn University. 

Human Resources staff members are strongly committed to facilitating the employment and development of University administrative and support staff employees through recruitment, orientation, salary administration, and training.  We are also strongly dedicated to the attraction and retention of all employees through the administration and enhancement of the University’s exceptional benefit programs.

Human Resources staff members strive to interact positively with all the University's constituents, regardless of their affiliation with Washburn.  The University community should feel appropriately informed and have a better understanding of the human resource programs of the University in any interaction.

 Human Resources Staff:

 Teresa Lee, Director

Teresa's responsibilities include planning, administering and directing the Washburn University Human Resources programs.

  Marta Haut, Associate Director

Marta's responsibilities include employee relations, training and development, background screening process, workers’ compensation, department data analysis and website.

Cherisa Jones,
Human Resources Coordinator

Cherisa coordinates effective recruitment efforts for all staff positions.  Assists with position description maintenance and compensation studies.

Lou Olsen, Benefits Specialist

Lou coordinates and manages the insurance and investment plan enrollment activities for all benefit eligible employees.  Coordinates FMLA with supervisors and employees.  Maintains staff records related to employment, compensation and web time entry approvals.