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 Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Debbie McLoud

Debbie McLoud 

 479-575-2159
dmcloud@uark.edu

The Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources has primary responsibility for University functions and responsibilities associated with policies, benefits, compensation, recruitment and retention, payroll including non-resident taxation, employment law compliance, employee relations, staff development and personnel records management. This position will effectively collaborate with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance to ensure affirmative action and equal employment opportunity and Title IX compliance.

 

 Director of Human Resources Administration

Jacque Linebarger

Jacque Linebarger

479-575-6209
jklineba@uark.edu
This position is over the training and development area of University Human Resources and provides training in supervisor development, staff development, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, communication skills, customer service and other training as needed.  This position oversees HR communications to the University, and takes a lead role in records management and retention for University HR.

 Payroll Director

Becky Shoemaker-Lingelbach

Becky Shoemaker Lingelbach

479-575-6204
bshoemak@uark.edu

The Payroll Director is responsible for the compliance, management, administration, accuracy, and timeliness of University payrolls. Coordinates and provides leadership for the University's payroll services including: tax, garnishments, reconciliations, controls, cycle balancing, etc. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that payrolls and assets are adequately safeguarded. Provides special calculations to include coordination of benefits, For-The-Period appointments, and Summer pay for 9-month employees.  

Benefits Director

Richard Ray

Richard Ray

479-575-3717
rray@uark.edu

The Benefits Director is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of the University’s group benefits programs.

 Director of Classification and Compensation

Michele Burns

Michele Burns

479-575-4824
tmburns@uark.edu

Michele Burns, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP, is the Director of Classification and Compensation. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight of classification, position management, compensation processes and serving as liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). 

 Director, Recruitment and Workforce Management

Vacant

Vacant

479-575-5351
askhr.uark.edu

The Director will provide hands-on leadership to manage and develop professional staff in the areas of recruitment and employee relations. This position will develop and implement effective talent acquisition and recruitment efforts and best practices in workforce management to foster diversity, engagement, and excellence for faculty and staff.

 Assistant Director of Classification/Compensation

Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher

479-575-6211
pgallagh@uark.edu

Patrick Gallagher is the Assistant Director of Classification and Compensation for the University of Arkansas main campus. His responsibilities include position review requests, provisional position requests and renewals, new position allocation, position audits and reclassification requests. Additionally, his responsibilities include legislative reporting, annual and biennial personnel services budget requests, labor market research and request.

 Nonresident Tax Coordinator

Shelly Gahagans

Shelly Johnson Gahagans

 479-575-2158
sgahagan@uark.edu

Shelly is responsible for Nonresident taxation withholding and reporting.

 Assistant Director of Technology & Compensation Specialist 

Shannon Phillips

Shannon Phillips

479-575-6981
slolive@uark.edu 

Assistant Director Technology & Compensation Specialist oversees the Concurrent Employment process at the University and provides support for additional compensation, total rewards, and payroll related duties. Coordinates the concurrent employment process with the extra compensation process. Assists in managing internal alignment of job-value hierarchy as it relates to compensation and serves as a backup for position description management and other related compensation duties.  Serves as the People Admin Administrator for the University of Arkansas Campus. 

 Instructional Designer

Christy Pollock

Christy Pollock

479-575-4432
 ckpoll@uark.edu

Responsible for developing training materials for all HR related training courses.  Meet with end-user groups to conduct training needs assessments. Develop highly professional, effective training materials for both on-line and facilitator-led training using a variety of engaging training methods. Creates testing material for all training.  Tracks participation and makes recommendations for updates, additions or deletions to training offerings.

 Leave Administrator

Wa'Nika Smith

 Wa'Nika Smith

479-575-7618
wxs01@uark.edu

Wa'Nika administers leave policies, family medical leave usage, catastrophic leave program coordination, disability claims, maternity planning, and is a leave without pay coordinator/counselor.

 HR Partner

Tonya Zarlingo

Tonya Zarlingo

479-575-7418
tzarlin@uark.edu
 

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs. The HRPartner is responsible for the assigned areas’ needs regarding recruitment and on-boarding and serves as the first point of contact for employee relations, performance management, career services, outside employment and unemployment services, collaborating as a team and with other HR units (class/comp, payroll, benefits) as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also manage the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. 

 System and Database Administrator

Vacant

Alesia Wells

479-575- 6260
 aawells@uark.edu

Alesia Wells is the System and Database Administrator. She is responsible for providing technical support for Human Resources and responds to requests for HR-related data.

 Payroll Services Coordinator

Pat Wooldridge

 Pat Wooldridge

479-575-6831
pawooldr@uark.edu

 Patricia Wooldridge is our Payroll Coordinator. This position is responsible for balancing all payroll accounts, files employer quarterly and annual reports, produces employee W-2s and processes federal and state tax payments. Additionally, this position is a certified acceptance agent for the University and helps non-resident alien students apply for a tax identification number. 

 HR Partner

Lisa Milam

 Lisa Milam

479-575-6207
lhmilam@uark.edu

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the staff performance evaluation process and be responsible for recommending and implementing best practices in performance reviews.

 HR Partner

Jan Anderson

Jan Anderson 

479-575-3962
jma031@uark.edu

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the university’s background check policy.

 Benefits Analyst

Tracee Riggs

Tracee Riggs

479-575-6215
tdriggs@uark.edu

The Benefits Analyst will present new employee benefits orientation, work with employees completing benefits enrollment/change paperwork and remit enrollment information to appropriate insurance and retirement vendors. This position will work with employees retiring and assist beneficiaries in filing death claims. This position will work with the Leave Administrator and assist with the FMLA and Catastrophic Leave process and will manage the annual Catastrophic Leave drive.

 Payroll Services Specialist

Vacant

Andi Riggins

479-575-6987
ariggins@uark.edu

The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. Processes ACH returns from bank. Is responsible for deductions for Leave Without Pay. 

 Payroll Services Specialist

Jessica Rigers

Jessica Rogers

479-575-4852
jessicam@uark.edu

The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for processing garnishments, miscellaneous deductions, researching/replacing stale dated checks and assists in the unclaimed property process.

 Administrative Support Supervisor

Angie Davis

Angie Davis

479-575-2099
angelad@uark.edu

The Administrative Support Supervisor is responsible for supervising the activities of support level personnel within an assigned department or program. 

 Payroll HR Specialist

Kim Parks

Kim Parks 

479-575-4159
kkparks@uark.edu

Initial contact for new NRA employees. Assists international students with yearly paperwork both for those with treaties and those without. Collects NRA identification and Visa Status paperwork, processes the e-verify after Social Security number is obtained. Notifies employer department of the Employee ID and the authorization to work. Performs various payroll and GLACIER audits to keep Payroll and GLACIER information “clean” and up to date. Monitors the 20-hour rule for F-1 Student employees by running queries from the data warehouse. Notifies Treasurer’s office of amounts to charge to student’s UA Connect account to correctly tax non-qualified scholarships.

 Records Management Analyst

John West

 John West

479-575-5802
johnwest@uark.edu

The Records Management Analyst is responsible for ensuring the integrity, accuracy and safekeeping of electronic data and other records by coordinating storage, retrieval, usage, and records retention.

 Human Resources Specialist

Colton Martin

Colton Martin

479-575-4429
ctmartin@uark.edu

This position provides administrative support to the Employee Services Team and the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. Duties include but are not limited to performing data entry, screening applications, scheduling and interviewing candidates, and processing employment documents and payroll records for temporary personnel; ordering background checks; responding to unemployment claims; preparing required reports and monitoring employment-related compliance efforts. The person in this position will serve as the campus E-verify administrator and will be responsible for processing all Form I9s and other new hire paperwork for the campus.

 Human Resources Specialist

Eva Cordero

Eva Cordero 

479-575-5689
ecordero@uark.edu

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for greeting visitors and guests, answering phones, data entry, scanning and indexing documents, and general clerical duties. 

 Human Resources Specialist

Valerie Casey

Valerie Casey 

479-575-6103
valeriec@uark.edu

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for coordinating all talent management training events, assisting in the development and presentation of training as requested by Director, creating and distributing HR communications as directed, managing the employee development program website, presenting new employee orientation and other training workshops as needed, and providing excellent customer service at all times.

 

 Benefits Director

Richard Ray

Richard Ray

479-575-3717
rray@uark.edu

The Benefits Director is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of the University’s group benefits programs.

 Leave Administrator

Wa'Nika Smith

 Wa'Nika Smith

479-575-7618
wxs01@uark.edu

 Wa'Nika administers leave policies, family medical leave usage, catastrophic leave program coordination, disability claims, maternity planning, and is a leave without pay coordinator/counselor.

 Benefits Analyst

Tracee Riggs

Tracee Riggs

479-575-6215
tdriggs@uark.edu

The Benefits Analyst will present new employee benefits orientation, work with employees completing benefits enrollment/change paperwork and remit enrollment information to appropriate insurance and retirement vendors. This position will work with employees retiring and assist beneficiaries in filing death claims. This position will work with the Leave Administrator and assist with the FMLA and Catastrophic Leave process and will manage the annual Catastrophic Leave drive.

 

 Director of Classification and Compensation

Michele Burns

Michele Burns

479-575-4824
tmburns@uark.edu

Michele Burns, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP, is the Director of Classification and Compensation. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight of classification, position management, compensation processes and serving as liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). 

 Assistant Director of Class/Comp

Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher

479-575-6211
pgallagh@uark.edu
 

Patrick Gallagher is the Assistant Director of Classification and Compensation for the University of Arkansas main campus. His responsibilities include position review requests, provisional position requests and renewals, new position allocation, position audits and reclassification requests. Additionally, his responsibilities include legislative reporting, annual and biennial personnel services budget requests, labor market research and request.

 Assistant Director of Technology & Compensation Specialist

Shannon Phillips

Shannon Phillips

479-575-6981
slolive@uark.edu 

Assistant Director Technology & Compensation Specialist oversees the Concurrent Employment process at the University and provides support for additional compensation, total rewards, and payroll related duties. Coordinates the concurrent employment process with the extra compensation process. Assists in managing internal alignment of job-value hierarchy as it relates to compensation and serves as a backup for position description management and other related compensation duties.  Serves as the People Admin Administrator for the University of Arkansas Campus. 

 System and Database Administrator

Vacant

Alesia Wells

479-575- 6260
 aawells@uark.edu

Alesia Wells is the System and Database Administrator. She is responsible for providing technical support for Human Resources and responds to requests for HR-related data.

 

 Administrative Support Supervisor

Angie Davis

Angie Davis

479-575-2099
angelad@uark.edu

The Administrative Support Supervisor is responsible for supervising the activities of support level personnel within an assigned department or program. 

 Human Resources Specialist

Eva Cordero  

Eva Cordero 

479-575-5689
ecordero@uark.edu

 The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for greeting visitors and guests, answering phones, data entry, scanning and indexing documents, and general clerical duties. 

 

 Payroll Director

Becky Shoemaker-Lingelbach

Becky Shoemaker Lingelbach

479-575-6204
bshoemak@uark.edu

The Payroll Director is responsible for the compliance, management, administration, accuracy, and timeliness of University payrolls. Coordinates and provides leadership for the University's payroll services including: tax, garnishments, reconciliations, controls, cycle balancing, etc. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that payrolls and assets are adequately safeguarded. Provides special calculations to include coordination of benefits, For-The-Period appointments, and Summer pay for 9-month employees.  

 NRA Tax Coordinator

Shelly Gahagans

Shelly Johnson Gahagans

 479-575-2158
sgahagan@uark.edu

 Shelly is responsible for Nonresident taxation withholding and reporting.

 Payroll Services Coordinator

Pat Wooldridge

Pat Wooldridge

479-575-6831
pawooldr@uark.edu

Patricia Wooldridge is our Payroll Coordinator. This position is responsible for balancing all payroll accounts, files employer quarterly and annual reports, produces employee W-2s and processes federal and state tax payments. Additionally, this position is a certified acceptance agent for the University and helps non-resident alien students apply for a tax identification number. 

  Payroll Services Specialist

Vacant

Andi Riggins

479-575-6987
ariggins@uark.edu

The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. Processes ACH returns from bank. Is responsible for deductions for Leave Without Pay. 

 Payroll Service Specialist

Jessica Rigers

Jessica Rogers

479-575-4852
jessicam@uark.edu

The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for processing garnishments, miscellaneous deductions, researching/replacing stale dated checks and assists in the unclaimed property process.

 Payroll HR Specialist

Kim Parks

Kim Parks 

479-575-4159
kkparks@uark.edu
 

Initial contact for new NRA employees. Assists international students with yearly paperwork both for those with treaties and those without. Collects NRA identification and Visa Status paperwork, processes the e-verify after Social Security number is obtained. Notifies employer department of the Employee ID and the authorization to work. Performs various payroll and GLACIER audits to keep Payroll and GLACIER information “clean” and up to date. Monitors the 20-hour rule for F-1 Student employees by running queries from the data warehouse. Notifies Treasurer’s office of amounts to charge to student’s UA Connect account to correctly tax non-qualified scholarships.

 

 Director, Recruitment & Workforce Management

Vacant

Vacant

479-575-5351
askhr.uark.edu

The Director will provide hands-on leadership to manage and develop professional staff in the areas of recruitment and employee relations. This position will develop and implement effective talent acquisition and recruitment efforts and best practices in workforce management to foster diversity, engagement, and excellence for faculty and staff.

 HR Partner

Tonya Zarlingo

Tonya Zarlingo

479-575-7418
tzarlin@uark.edu

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs. The HRPartner is responsible for the assigned areas’ needs regarding recruitment and on-boarding and serves as the first point of contact for employee relations, performance management, career services, outside employment and unemployment services, collaborating as a team and with other HR units (class/comp, payroll, benefits) as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also manage the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. 

 HR Partner

Jan Anderson

Jan Anderson 

479-575-3962
jma031@uark.edu

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the university’s background check policy.

 HR Partner

Lisa Milam

 Lisa Milam

479-575-6207
lhmilam@uark.edu
 

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the staff performance evaluation process and be responsible for recommending and implementing best practices in performance reviews.

 Human Resources Specialist

Colton Martin

Colton Martin

479-575-4429
ctmartin@uark.edu

 This position provides administrative support to the Employee Services Team and the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. Duties include but are not limited to performing data entry, screening applications, scheduling and interviewing candidates, and processing employment documents and payroll records for temporary personnel; ordering background checks; responding to unemployment claims; preparing required reports and monitoring employment-related compliance efforts. The person in this position will serve as the campus E-verify administrator and will be responsible for processing all Form I9s and other new hire paperwork for the campus.

 

 Director of Human Resources Administration

Jacque Linebarger

Jacque Linebarger

479-575-6209
jklineba@uark.edu

 

This position is over the training and development area of University Human Resources and provides training in supervisor development, staff development, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, communication skills, customer service and other training as needed.  This position oversees HR communications to the University, and takes a lead role in records management and retention for University HR.

 Instructional Designer

Christy Pollock

Christy Pollock

479-575-4432
 ckpoll@uark.edu

Responsible for developing training materials for all HR related training courses.  Meet with end-user groups to conduct training needs assessments. Develop highly professional, effective training materials for both on-line and facilitator-led training using a variety of engaging training methods. Creates testing material for all training.  Tracks participation and makes recommendations for updates, additions or deletions to training offerings.

 Records Management Analyst

John West  

 John West

479-575-5802
johnwest@uark.edu

 The Records Management Analyst is responsible for ensuring the integrity, accuracy and safekeeping of electronic data and other records by coordinating storage, retrieval, usage, and records retention.

 Human Resources Specialist

Valerie Casey

Valerie Casey 

479-575-6103
valeriec@uark.edu
 

 The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for coordinating all talent management training events, assisting in the development and presentation of training as requested by Director, creating and distributing HR communications as directed, managing the employee development program website, presenting new employee orientation and other training workshops as needed, and providing excellent customer service at all times.