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Stacy Dvergsdal
Associate Vice President of Human Resources


303-605-7218



sdvergsd@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Stacy Dvergsdal is the AVP of Human Resources at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Stacy has been working and consulting with organizations for over 25 years, with particular emphasis on strategic human resource management, diversity and inclusion, executive coaching, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management and mentoring. For over 15 years as an affiliate faculty at Regis University, she has been teaching and designing courses in both the Masters of Organizational Leadership and MBA programs.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, she was at Denver Public Schools where she led culture, engagement and values-based leadership. She has worked at Janus Capital Group where the team was awarded with the ASTD first best learning organization of 2008 and coached numerous organizational leaders. She has also worked at Jeppesen, EPI, and FMI Corporation. She has consulted with the Denver Zoo, Raytheon and the City and County of Denver.

Stacy is a first-generation graduate. She received her Master of Arts degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, graduating magna cum laude in the area of psychology from Southern Methodist University. 

Stacy loves spending time in the mountains with her husband and daughter Taylor. She has climbed 40 Colorado fourteeners and enjoys time with their fur babies.



Angela Bender

Angela Bender
Associate Director of Talent Strategy


303-605-5320



abender6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 

7:00am – 4:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Areas of Responsibility

  • Classified Recruitment
  • Classified Employment and Performance Management
  • Classified and Administrator Employee Relations
  •  Job Evaluation
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Research and Reporting



Kate Bolos

Kate Bolos
Talent Team Manager


303-605-5332



kbolos@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:00am - 5:00pm 

Campus Box Number:
47


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Areas of Responsibility 

Supervises the Full-time Talent Team

Position Management design and delivery:

  • Develops best practices model of working with departments on job descriptions and processes for determining position qualifications.
  • Mentor and encourage hiring managers to write compelling job descriptions that attract desired candidate pools
  • Provides assistance to strategize on recruitment talent and options to fill positions depending on needs of the department

Recruitment Design and Delivery:

  • Design, develop and recommend effective recruiting strategies to improve overall talent and diversity outcomes.
  • Design talent strategies to identify and increase diversity of applicant pools.

Hiring Process design:

  • Collaborate and mentor the Full time Talent team to develop recruitment announcements, meet and train search committees, answer questions of applicants and committee members.
  • Coordinate the new hire process
  • Design and deliver best-practice communication to applicants to notify candidates of the process, progress, and final results from the hiring process.

Compensation recruitment communications:

  • Evaluate and calculate hiring ranges for positions and salary recommendations for new hires.



Araceli Cortez

Araceli Cortez
Senior HR Generalist


303-605-5840



acortez7

Position Role:
Temporary

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility: 

Talent Management Process 

  • Job Advertisements
  • Serve as a partner in employment decisions for all business units at MSU Denver
  • Advise hiring managers and search chairs with the hiring process
  • Applicant inquiries



Carlos Alcala

Carlos Alcala
HR Representative - Student Employment Team


303-605-5845



calcala1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Temporary

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Student Employment Support
  • Student Employment New Hire Orientations
  • Administrative & Classified Hourly Temporary Employment 



Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry
Senior Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans Manager


303-605-5321



aberry11@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 

8:00am- 4:30pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Benefits Administration
    • (Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Plans, Short and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, COBRA, Pension and Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans
    • Family and Medical Leave
    • American with Disabilities Act (Employee Workplace Accommodations)
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance
    • Retirement
  • Worker’s Compensation 1st Report of Injury



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Senior Benefits Coordinator


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Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Campus Box Number:
47


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Alexis Campos

Alexis Campos
Assistant to the AVP of HR


303-605-5847



acampos1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Temporary

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Front Desk Operations
  • Salary Supplemental Form Tracking
  • Personnel Action Form (PAF) Tracking
  • Address and Name changes
  • Unemployment claims processing
  • Employment verifications



Danielle Farrell

Danielle Farrell
Assistant Director of Learning and Development


303-605-5323



dfarrel9@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 

7:30am- 4:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Training/Administration
  • Tuition Scholarship Applications (employees, dependents, spouses)
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Coordinate L&D efforts with ITS to ensure that technology innovations are aligned with IT infrastructure and strategy, and that solutions are integrated with our existing systems
  • Supervises the Learning and Development team



Jordan Fernandes
HR Associate - Affiliate Faculty


303-605-7042



jferna34@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
47


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Diane Forgione

Diane Forgione
Sr. Employee Relations Specialist


303-605-5337



dforgion@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

7:00am - 4:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administrator Employee Relations



Sydney Glavin
HR Associate


303-605-7341



sglavin1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:00am - 5:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Rob Ingle
Learning and Development Specialist


303-605-7136



ringle1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Rob Ingle is a Learning & Development Specialist in the department of Human Resources. He has been in higher education since 1993, from teaching psychology and leading a testing center to academic advising and supervising advisors. He has been with MSU Denver since June 2014 and he is passionate, very passionate with assisting people in accelerating their personal understanding towards their full potentiality.

On the side, He teaches yoga, breath work, and meditation since 2006. He has done workshops on workplace rejuvenation, mindful leadership. He is an avid bicyclist, backpacker, and loves to spend time with his wife and two vizslas (dogs).



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Paula MacGeorge
Employment Manager


303-605-7180



pmacgeor@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
47


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Ramona Morris

Ramona Morris
Student Employment Program Manager


303-605-5326



morriram@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 

8:00am – 4:30pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Student Employment Program Management
  • Student Employment New Hire Orientations
  • Student Supervisor Consulting/Training
  • HR Banner Security
  • Account Setup for Temporary Employees
  • Website Design and Audit



Angela Roberts

Angie Roberts
Senior HR Program Manager


303-605-5327



arober56@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 

6:30am- 4:00pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Manages process improvement projects
  • Research, analyze data, and make improvement recommendations.
  • Propose the creation and or implementation of new systems and or processes to streamline operations as needed.
  • Manage HR system functionality



Kristen Wall
Senior Benefits Coordinator


303-605-5846



kwall7@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 

 

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Enrolls new employees in benefit plans and provides benefit orientation twice per month.
  • Coordinate benefits processing, including enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claim.
  • Provide customer service support to internal and external customers.
  • Assists in administration of leave of absence programs (i.e., LTDSTDFMLA, Personal Leaves of Absence).
  • Files first report of injury, communicates with injured employees, supervisors and approved workers compensation providers. In addition, coordinates return to work status with employees and their supervisors.
  • Plan and coordinate annual employee Wellness Fair.



Jessica Ward

Jessica Ward
Senior Compensation Program Manager


303-605-5334



wardjes@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 

8:00am – 4:30pm

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

Analysis and University-wide structure maintenance 

  • Compensation market analysis, adjustments to salary ranges, annual pay plan.
  • Administrative and technical support in compensation: writing and updating job descriptions, evaluating jobs and determining classification.
  • Completes job action analysis for promotions, lateral transfers, new headcounts, off (annual) cycle increases, new hires and demotions.
  • Delivers training on compensation plan to university employees.

Internal and External reporting

  • Assists in preparing survey submissions, market assessments, analyzes survey results.
  • Gathers data and prepares survey questionnaires for participation in various external salary and compensation surveys.
  • Fulfills compensation report requests and analysis for all internal stake-holders, including highly time-sensitive requests from University senior leadership.



Elizabeth Wellington

Elizabeth Wellington
Program Manager, Learning and Development


303-605-5329



ewelling@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 

8:00am – 5:00pm 

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility

  • Human Resources Budget
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Professional Development Fund Application Processing
  • Tuition Scholarship Applications (employees, dependents, spouses)



Tanya Rogowsky
Human Resources Generalist


303-605-7159



trogowsk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of Responsibility:

Position Management

  • Work with departments on development of job descriptions and determining qualifications.
  • Facilitate applicant-tracking system by granting user access, training customers and managing workflow functions

Recruitment

  • Advertising, job fairs, social media, networking and other potential options to obtain top talent.
  • Work with departments to develop recruitment plans for vacant positions and identify best methods to get the optimal pool of candidates.

Hiring

  • Works with search committees by answering questions of applicants and committee members.

Compensation

  •  Coordinate MSU Denver compensation practices and processes.
  • Calculates hiring ranges for positions and salary recommendations for new hires based on appointment/position parameters.
  • Advise and coordinate with administration and management in interpretation of job classifications and the application of compensation and appropriate pay levels for positions.

 



Rebecca Reid
Sr. Program Manager, Learning and Development


303-605-5848



rreid17

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
47


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Bio:

Areas of responsibility

Leading Change

  • Oversees the development, review and update of Learning & Development benefits.
  • Leads the development and implementation of employee development programs, collaborating with colleagues to identify learning and change management needs through various forms of analysis and assessment involving different learning modalities and learning theory.
  • Designs and coordinates real-time development experiences such as job rotation and job-shadowing opportunities to support employee growth and development.
  •  Continually evaluates learning and development programs for effectiveness and organizational alignment by establishing measurement and feedback mechanisms, and recommending and implementing data-driven improvements.

Developing systems

Coaching

  • Provides consultation to leadership on programs to support organizational change, leadership development, culture development, site engagement and organizational effectiveness.
  • Provides internal consulting in training and organizational development to departments, facilitates change management methodologies, and works with management to assess training and development needs consistent with the organization’s strategy and vision.
  • Develops cross-departmental partnerships to articulate learning needs aligned to University and L&D strategy.

Organizational development

 



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Sophia Montaño
HR Associate - Full Time Talent Team


303-605-7094



smontan7@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
310

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
47


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