• Service Areas & Offices

    Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources is a collective of client focused professionals who support the University's talent related needs and strategies. For questions please use contact the information below for all areas of HR.

    • HR Leadership
    • Total Rewards (Benefits, Leave of Absence, Compensation, & Classification)
    • HR Operations (Data Processing, HR Information Systems (HRIS), Employment)
    • Diversity and Affirmative Action
    • Labor Relations and HR Partner Services (Strategic and Tactical Client Support, Employee Relations, Labor Relations)
    • Learning, Organizational Development and Talent (Learning/Training, Leadership Development, Recruitment Support)

    Please visit Academic Human Resources for instructional employee support related to recruitment, retention, compensation, and professional development. 

    Download the Human Resources Org Chart

    HR Leadership

    Brett Last - Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
    Brett I. Last

    [email protected]

    Total Rewards

    Administration of Staff and Faculty Benefits
    734.487.7590 Fax
    [email protected]

    Jeffrey Angeliu - Director, Total Rewards 

    [email protected]

    Nicolle Brown - HR Coordinator (Benefits)
    [email protected]

    Karen Pusilo - HR Coordinator (Benefits)

    [email protected]

    Jessica Widmayer - Total Rewards Specialist (Compensation) 
    [email protected]

    HR Operations

    Send Inquiries as Follows:
    Send PAF requests or complete PAFs with all required signatures to [email protected]
    Staff Employment inquiries to [email protected]
    GA Employment inquires to [email protected]
    Fax Employment Verifications with inquiry and signed consent to 734.487.1649

    Sonya Byrd - Mgr, HR Operations

    [email protected]

    Andre Bravo - HRIS Data Specialist

    [email protected]

    Drew Samson - HR Coordinator
    [email protected]

    Chrystal Hernandez - HR Coordinator
    [email protected]

    Leonia Gregory - HR Coordinator
    [email protected]

    Labor Relations and HR Partner Services

    This area supports the negotiation and administration of the University's labor agreements and fosters positive relationships with our Union partners.  The HR Business Partners (HRBPs) also serve as liaisons between employees and various HR services and functions.
    Download the HR Client Service Guide
    to find your division.

    Dwayne Zuhlke, Ph.D. - Director, Labor Relations and HR Partner Services

    [email protected]

    Mia Bass VanSlyke - Sr. Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

    [email protected]

    Wanda Parker - Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

    [email protected]

    Diversity and Affirmative Action

    Kim Lanham - Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator

    734-487-2488 [email protected]

    Learning & Talent - Recruitment, Learning, Org Development, Talent and Wellness

    *Send Inquiries as follows:
    Training and Development inquires to
     [email protected]
    Employee Wellness inquires to [email protected]

    Christopher Dotson - Manager, Learning & Talent

    [email protected]

    Alicia Harrison - Talent Coordinator
    [email protected]

  • Mission & Values

    University Human Resources Mission Statement:

    We support the University Community by providing customer focused, collaborative and creative HR services/solutions that are grounded in excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency allowing us to recruit and retain engaged talent.  We champion the University’s overall mission and strategy by fostering trust and belonging so that employees may thrive in an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and supportive of our employees’ development and well-being.
    University Human Resources Core Values:

    We are customer focused and service oriented.

    • We are responsive to customer/client needs and requests.
    • We are as consistent and reliable as possible in our service delivery.
    • We are helpful, cooperative, and courteous.
    • We aim to provide creative solutions to challenges that impact employees and leaders.
    • We look for ways to improve the end user experience.


    We are committed to trust, ethics, and integrity.

    • We treat each other and our stakeholders with respect.
    • We are honest and work within the boundaries of University policy and labor/employment laws/regulations.
    • We are transparent while adhering to necessary confidentiality as appropriate and required.


    We are collaborative and supportive both as a team and in interacting with our stakeholders.

    • We encourage inclusive and meaningful conversations that encourage diversity of thoughts and opinions.
    • We practice active listening skills.
    • We do not dismiss ideas that are different from our own or that challenge the status quo.
    • We support the institution and each other through change.
    • We exercise patience and grace as much as possible in everything that we do.



  • Strategic Plan

    A new Human Resources strategic plan is under construction. 

  • Newsletters

    Read past official University HR newsletters.