Human Resources Staff Directory

Krystyna VarnadoKrystyna Varnado, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Kameron DaleKameron Dale
Associate Director


The HR Partners are assigned to colleges and departments to serve as the primary HR representative providing a “one-stop shop” for leaders on any and all HR needs: Answer questions, post jobs, provide policy clarification, explain processes, provide tools and resources, and assist with decision making for hiring, performance management, discipline and other employment issues.

*** Please note for the Hattiesburg campus employees with questions and issues pertaining to new hire paperwork, address changes, benefits, retirement, tax forms, FMLA, workers’ compensation and such should contact the main HR office at ext. 6-4050 for assistance.

Denise BoothDenise Booth
HR Partner - Hattiesburg
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Honors College
  • University Libraries
  • Student Affairs
    • Residence Life
    • Recreational Sports
    • Union Operations
    • University Police Department (UPD)
    • Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA)
    • Greek Life
    • USM Clinic
    • Dean of Students
    • Student Counseling Services
    • Multicultural Services
  • External Affairs
    • Alumni Association
    • USM Foundation
    • Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families
  • Research
    • Office of Research Activities
    • (NCS4)
    • Accelerator
    • Institute for Disability Studies (IDS)
    • Center for Economic Development
Quentisha JonesQuentisha Jones
HR Partner - Hattiesburg
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economic Development
  • Graduate School
  • Athletics
  • Finance and Administration
    • Human Resources
    • Budget Office
    • Business Services
    • Procurement and Contract Services
    • Parking Management
    • iTech
    • Physical Plant
    • Controllers Office
  • Academic Affairs
    • Registrar
    • New Student and Retention Programs
    • Career Services
    • Lucky Day
    • Institutional Research (IR)
    • Assessment and Accreditation (IE & QEP)
    • International Programs /
      International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) /
      English Language Institute (ELI)
    • Oshner Life Long Learning (OLLI)
    • Enrollment Services

Angie Hendershot

Angie Hendershot
HR Partner - Gulf Coast
  • Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL)
  • Gulf Park
  • Stennis
  • University Communications
Angie Hendershot

Karen Figueroa
HR Generalist - Gulf Coast


Christian Cameron

Christian Cameron
EEO Coordinator
  • Primary contact for EEO/discrimination complaints. Conducts the initial review of the complaint and coordinates investigations with EEO Director
  • Reviews and approves requests relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act for employees and applicants; conducts the interactive process and assists with recommending appropriate reasonable accommodations
  • Meets with prospective employees to discuss background check results and report determinations regarding clearance to hiring managers
  • Prepares the University Affirmative Action Plans and provides training to the University Community on the AAP and other AA/EEO topics


Amy HesterAmy Hester
Benefits Manager
  • Employee Benefits (health, dental, flexible spending accounts, etc…)
  • PERS and ORP; Supplemental Retirement Plans (403b) and Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
  • Monthly time and attendance/ leave accrual and FMLA


Sharon Hughes Sharon Hughes
Records Supervisor
  • Manage the hiring processes and review all hiring paperwork
  • Monthly time and attendance and leave accrual
  • Process Faculty/Staff/Dependent tuition waiver
Moriah Rouse Moriah Rouse
HR Coordinator
  • Assist all employees in completing new hire paperwork
    (i.e. I-9, tax forms)
  • Contact for H1B visa
  • Manage the background check process
  • Department contact for Worker’s Compensation claims


Amy Warrick
HR Specialist

  • Process all paperwork received for their HR Partner areas
  • Process all employment verifications
HR Specialist

  • Process all paperwork received for their HR Partner areas
  • Process all employment verifications

Kaitlyn Hunt
HR Receptionist