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412.396.6575
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Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

Photo of Ryan DawsonRyan Dawson, PHR, SHRM-CP

412.396.6575
dawsonr@duq.edu

As the Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer, Ryan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources including: benefits, compensation, recruiting, employee and labor relations, HRIS, training and development, worker's compensation, wellness, policies and strategic planning.


Director, Employee and Labor Relations 

Jefferson DedrickJefferson Dedrick, J.D.

412.396.5103

dedrickj@duq.edu

Jefferson oversees the HR practice areas of employee relations, labor relations, and learning and development. He also manages the unemployment compensation and staff exit interview programs.


Employee Relations Specialist

Bonnie Amendola, MSEd 

412.396.4785

amendolab@duq.edu

Bonnie provides a full range of employee relation services to the University community, including consultation and support to management and employees through analysis and interpretation of University policies and procedures, review of applicable employment and labor law, providing objective problem-solving and decision-making assistance as well as mediation and conflict resolution services.

Employee Engagement and Relations Specialist

Terry KarwoskiTerry Karwoski

412.396.4182

karwoskit@duq.edu

Terry provides a full range of employee engagement and relation services to the University community with the purpose of building upon the positive workplace culture of Duquesne and increasing employee engagement and retention. She develops and implements various employee appreciation and recognition events, oversees communications relating to engagement and other matters, and oversees the HR website.  She also consults with and supports management and employees on employee relation issues and serves on a number of committees.


Administrative Assistant

Photo of Lisa GuercioLisa Guercio

412.396.6575
guerciol@duq.edu

Lisa is responsible for general Human Resource inquiries. She is the first point of contact for new hire tax and employment forms, for inquires on job openings and for administering the skill assessment testing.


Benefits


Assistant Vice President, Benefits

Photo of Donna SteedDonna Steed

412.396.5041
steed@duq.edu

Donna is responsible for the administration and compliance of the employee benefit programs while overseeing and managing the Benefits Office. She is a Plan Administrator for the University's Retirement Plan, a member of the University Retirement Committee and advisor to the University Benefits Committee. Donna is also a member of the University Wellness Committee and directs the Wellness in Motion Program.


Assistant Director, Benefits

Photo of Patricia LeePatricia Lee

412.396.5105
leep1@duq.edu

As the Assistant Director, Benefits, Patricia assists with the administration of the employee benefit programs, short term and long term disability, Family Medical Leave (FMLA) and Workers' Compensation. She also serves as a member of the Labor Management Safety Committee and Secretary to the Wellness Committee.


Benefits Coordinator

Tracey DeFilippoTracey DeFilippo

412.396.6677

defilippot@duq.edu

Tracey assists with the administration of the employee benefits programs, focusing on data analytics, reporting, auditing, billing and technical compliance. The position also coordinates the student health insurance program and responds to inquiries to the Tuition Remission Plan.


Benefits Administrator

Photo of Kim TrevorsKimberly Trevors, SHRM-CP

412.396.5106
trevorsk@duq.edu

Kimberly is the Benefits Administrator. Her extension is the primary contact number for the benefits office. Kim processes and maintains benefits eligibility events, including the Health Reimbursement Accounts for eligible retirees. She is responsible for performing enrollment data audits and completes Accounts Payable transactions. She is the Human Resources webmaster and provides regular support to the benefits office staff.


Compensation


Sr. Compensation Analyst

Vacant


Employment and Recruiting


Assistant Director, Employment and Recruiting

Vacant

This individual will oversee the University's talent acquisition program and provide consultation and assistance to various hiring managers across campus. They will also manage the PA Act 153 compliance program and serve on a variety of ad hoc committees.


Employment and Diversity Recruiter 

Trent Collins

412.396.1403
collinst1@duq.edu

Trent partners with hiring managers to provide best practice strategies and recommendations for recruitment searches to help attract and retain a diverse workforce that will complement and improve the student experience on campus.  He attends job fairs, administers the University's award winning Minority Development Internship Program, and serves on a variety of ad hoc committees.


Student Employment


Student Employment Coordinator

Mallory O'BrienMallory M. O'Brien

(412) 396-6053

obrienm14@duq.edu

Mallory serves as liaison between student employees, human resources, and university departments facilitating inquires related to the University's student employment program. She assists with candidate referrals, placement, and training for supervisors. 


HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems)


Assistant Vice President, HRIS

Photo of Kathy JaczeskoKathy Jaczesko

412.396.5311
jaczesko@duq.edu

Kathy is the Director, HRIS and is responsible for directing all aspects of HRIS Systems Administrations; she also leads the HRIS team in managing the day-to-day activities to support HR/Payroll in the establishment and maintenance of all personnel, salary, benefit and leave records. She is responsible for the administration and integration of multiple software applications and leads HR reporting initiatives including compliance reporting, total compensation and the University Directory. Kathy is a member of the Data Standards Committee, ECC Committee and Tech Partners Group on campus.


Human Resources Service Consultant I

Tracey VegaTrace Vega

412.396.6575

vegat1@duq.edu

As the Human Resources Service Consultant I, Trace is responsible for coding, processing and on-going management of all data necessary to support the employee record including all personnel, salary, benefit and leave transactions.


Human Resources Service Consultant II

Photo of Judy BoyleJudy Boyle

412.396.5742
boylej@duq.edu

As the Human Resources Service Consultant II, Judy is responsible for coding, processing and on-going management of all data necessary to support the employee record including all personnel, salary, benefit and leave transactions.


Human Resources Service Consultant II

Photo of Lori HendersonLori Henderson

412.396.1153
hendersonl1@duq.edu

As the Human Resources Service Consultant II, Lori is responsible for coding, processing and on-going management of all data necessary to support the employee record including all personnel, salary, benefit and leave transactions.


Human Resources Service Consultant I

Madison BrownMadison Brown

412.396.4207

brownm32@duq.edu

As the Human Resources Service Consultant I, Madison is responsible for coding, processing and on-going management of all data necessary to support the employee record including all personnel, salary, benefit and leave transactions.


Human Resources Service Consultant I

kurtisKurtis Sod

412.396.5833
sodk@duq.edu

As the Human Resources Service Consultant I, Kurtis is responsible for coding, processing and on-going management of all data necessary to support the employee record including all personnel, salary, benefit and leave transactions.

Learning and Development


Assistant Director, Learning and Development

Photo of Dana Whatley SmithDana Whatley Smith, MSL, CL

412.396.5774
whatleysmithd@duq.edu

Dana is the Assistant Director of Learning & Development and oversees training for all university employees. In her role, she plans, organizes, leads and designs a variety of training workshops that focus on leadership, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and soft skills. Additionally, she facilitiates customized workshops for a number of partners in the university community. She is also responsible for hosting new employee orientation each month. Dana manages MyLEAD, Duquesne's Learning Management System, used for internal training registration, tracking and which houses online training.


Graduate Assistant

Vacant

412.396.2153
mylead@duq.edu

The Learning & Development Graduate Assistant is responsible for administrative and project support of the University's Learning and Development program. They also assist with coordination of the New Employee Orientation program, and provides customer support for questions that come into the MYLEAD mailbox.