Contact Information

Office of Human Resources

Missouri State University
901 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
Carrington Hall, Room 118
Phone:   (417) 836-5102
Fax:  (417) 836-6789

Human Resources contacts

Contact for general questions.

Crystal Dettmers
Administrative Assistant II
(417) 836-5102

Human Resources leadership

Tammy Few
Director of Human Resources
(417) 836-6616

Julie Dubinsky
Associate Director of Human Resources
(417) 836-6616


Medical, Dental, Long Term Disability (LTD), Life Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Retirement MOSERS/CURP, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Vacation/Sick Leave, Worker’s Compensation, Course Enrollment Fee Waivers

Michel Bampoe
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Benefits
(417) 836-4781

Paula Huey
Benefits Specialist
(417) 836-4657

Denise Lofton
Benefits Specialist
(417) 836-5892

Compensation and information management

Job Descriptions, Salary Surveys, Staff Compensation System, Personnel Action Forms (new hires, salary changes, terminations, etc…), Board Agenda Actions, Property Clearance

Lyn McKenzie
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Compensation & Information Management
(417) 836-4569

Michele Bogart
Senior Human Resources Records Technician
(417) 836-4816

Susan Veach
Human Resources Records Technician
(417) 836-8325

Lisa Ware
Record Processor
(417) 836-5102

Employee development and performance

Compliance Training, Supervisory and New Employees Training, Appraisal and Development Plan (ADP), Professional Learning Management System (PLMS), Faculty/Staff Professional Development, Fitness and Wellness Programs

Paula Wilhelm
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Employee Development & Performance
(417) 836-4592

Ronda Medlin
Technical Trainer
(417) 836-5779

Employment and employee relations

Applicant Recruitment and Referral, Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Employee and Labor Relations, New Employee Orientation, Background Checks, I-9/E-verify, Financial Disclosure Statements, Unemployment Claims, Human Resources web pages

Linda Stephens
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Employment & Employee Relations
(417) 836-5102

Jill Murphy
Employment Specialist
(417) 836-8529

Chris Stovall
Employment Specialist
(417) 836-5977

Katrina Grasinger
Background Check Coordinator
(417) 836-4567

Organizational and talent development

University Staff Ambassadors, Bear Connection mentoring program

Debbie Donnellan
Coordinator of Organizational Talent and Development
(417) 836-5233  

Katie Whitaker
USA Program Assistant
(417) 836-7683