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Employment and Human Resources

Human Resources Staff Directory

Krystyna Varnado Krystyna%20Varnado%2C%20SHRM-SCP%2C%20SPHR
Sr. Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Kameron Dale Kameron%20Dale
Associate Director
 Angie Hendershot


Assistant Director

Lauren Booth


HR Receptionist

  • First point of contact
  • Assists all employees in completing new hire paperwork
    (i.e. I-9, tax forms)
  • Answers main phone line
  • Answers basic HR questions


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.

Click here to find your HR partner.

*** 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.

 Sharessa Parker Sharessa%20Parker
HR Partner - Hattiesburg
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • External Affairs
  • Honors College
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Institutional Research
  • Research
  • Student Affairs
Karen Headshot

HR Partner- Gulf Coast

  • Athletics
  • College of Business and Economic Development
  • Gulf Coast Research Lab
  • Gulf Park
  • Stennis
  • University Communications
  • University Libraries
Quentisha Jones Quentisha%20Jones
Sr. HR Partner - Hattiesburg
  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Finance and Administration
  • Graduate School
  • International Education



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
  • Department contact for Worker’s Compensation claims and leave of absences (Ex: FMLA)


Amy Hester Amy%20Hester
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 %20Sharon%20Hughes
Records Supervisor
  • Assists departments with the completion of Personal Action Forms (PAF) and other paperwork.

  • Manages New Faculty Hires in fall and spring

  • Manages Faculty Contracts

  • Manages summer faculty teaching assignments and the research assignments

  • Monthly time and attendance and leave accrual
  • Process Faculty/Staff/Dependent tuition waiver
Moriah Rouse

HR Coordinator

  • Contact for H1B visa
  • Assists all international employees with completion of new hire paperwork (By appointment only)
  • Manages the background check process
  • Reviews all incoming paperwork for completion and accuracy
  • Processes all benefitted new hire information and schedule Orientation
  • Contact for Hiring Sessions
Harley Jackson

HR Specialist

  • Processes all paperwork received for their HR Partner areas
Kaitlyn Hunt

HR Specialist

  • Processes all paperwork received for their HR Partner areas
  • Processes all employment verifications
Current Employees

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Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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