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Human Resources Administration and Contacts

 University of Houston Human Resources Department is located at:

325 McElhinney Hall Houston, TX 77204-5009 We are Campus Map building #588

For general questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact the HR Service Center at 713.743.3988 or

HR Administration

Joan Nelson AVP, Human Resources 713.743.2603
Shelia Williams
Executive Administrative Assistant 713.743.5768 srwilli5@Central.UH.EDU

HR Customer Service

325 McElhinney Hall                  Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm                713-743-3988    


Courtney Stein

Wellness Manager



HR Business Partners/Employee Relations

Connie Kemp HR Manager 713.743.5703
Clausezette Davis HR Business Partner 713-743-5778
Carlos Luis HR Business Partner 713-743-6230

Yuliana Sauceda HR Generalist 713.743.1207


Melissa Abram-Jackson
Manager, Talent Acquisition & Management 713.743.5730
Nikki Duncan Senior Employment Representative 713.743.7278 
Mark Jackson Employment Representative 2 713.743.0339 
Hector Abercrombie
Employment Representative 1



Jonathan Scott HR Data Control Clerk


Manager, Benefits
Deanna Holmes Senior Benefits Coordinator 713.743.3689
Vacant Benefits Analyst
Vacant Benefits Analyst

HR Service Center

Ashley Waggoner Supervisor, Employee Services 713.743.3217 
Mariela Gaona
Employee Services Specialist 713.743.1736 mgaona@Central.UH.EDU
Angela Dean Employee Services Specialist 713.743.5764
Aida Rojas
Employee Services Specialist 713.743.3680 arojas8@Central.UH.EDU 

Faculty Liaison

Deanna Holmes Faculty Liaison 713.743.3689

Learning & Talent Development (LTD)

Melissa Abram-Jackson Manager, Talent Acquisition & Management 713.743.5730
Christine Donovan
Senior HR Training Specialist 713.743.7164 
Ashley Waggoner
Senior HR Training Specialist 713.743.3217

HR Operations

Sandra Armstrong, Director, Human Resources Operations


Brenda Dixon Director, Human Resources Payroll 713.743.3687

Margaret Busch Manager, Payroll 713.743.8770
Renee Chang Payroll Tax Administrator 713.743.8773
Charlotte Donahue
Payroll Tax Analyst 713.743.5474 
Tenisha Knox-Cobos Payroll Administrator 713.743.8772
Vacant Payroll Accounting Administrator
Vacant Payroll Accounting Analyst
Kimberly Thompson Payroll Coordinator 713.743.8682
Vacant Payroll Coordinator  
Carmen Canales Payroll Coordinator 713.743.5410


John Chen
Manager, Compensation 713.743.7982

Alicia Colbert
Compensation Analyst 2 713.743.7961 AColbert@Central.UH.EDU
William Huynh
Compensation Analyst 1 713.743.0432


Krista McElroy Compensation Coordinator 713.743.9980 

HR Data

Raysa Caba HRMS Administrator 713.743.1783
Deloris Biagas HR Data Control Clerk 713.743.5351
Godfrey Onwere HR Data Control Clerk 713-743-0137 


Jennifer McMillin, Director of HRIS Applications

Mandy Bentley Manager, HRIS 713.743.6407  albentle@Central.UH.EDU
Margie Schafman
Functional Analyst 4

Julie Marlowe Functional Analyst 3 713.743.5006