Meet with Human Resources
Need to meet with a Human Resources Representative?
Human Resources staff are available by phone, virtual (Teams or Zoom), and in person. Please call our office at 515-964-6301 or directly contact the representative you would like to consult with to schedule a meeting.
Human Resources Staff
Jenifer Owenson - Executive Director
Administers the functions of the HR department including personnel, benefits, payroll, professional development, policies & procedures, and collective bargaining.
Beth Andersen - Coordinator, Adjuncts and Personnel
Review course approvals for adjunct instructors and screen applications for minimum qualifications for regular faculty and staff positions. Coordinate employee performance evaluations.
Laura Butler - Payroll Assistant
Review submitted time reporting and serve as a resource for employee questions about payroll and deductions.
Amanda Easton - Director of Employee Relations, Personnel Management & HR Projects
Conduct workplace investigations and provide performance management consulting. Consult, advise, and chair the Job Reclassification (Job Evaluation) process.
Carrie Haefner - Compliance Officer
Review college policies, procedures, handbooks, and collective bargaining agreements to ensure internal consistency and compliance with state and federal laws. Coordinates annual salary increase process and issue contracts/employment agreements. Coordinate compliance training.
Brody Hickle - Payroll Specialist
Responsible for reviewing, verifying, and inputting all data related to adjunct credit and non-credit pay, faculty overload, faculty sabbatical leave, substitute pay, and leave usage of regular staff teaching adjunct classes during the day.
Tyler Irwin - Recruitment, Hiring, & Onboarding Assistant
Assist in the employment recruitment and hiring process for regular employees; process employment actions for regular employees. Understand and operate HR databases, applications and software systems.
Lindsay Leonetti - Administrative Assistant 3
Serve as the general receptionist for HR. Assist with questions and process employment actions for adjunct faculty, temporary employees, student and work study students.
Denise Lundberg - Director of Recruitment, Hiring, and Onboarding
Direct the hiring process for all positions and determine starting salaries for regular employees. Conduct Affirmative Action Review.
Tiffany Marlow - Benefits Specialist
Facilitate and process information for employees regarding FMLA, Long Term & Short Term disability. Coordinate and process Workers’ Compensation claims. Coordinate employee Tuition Waiver and Dependent Child Tuition Remission process.
Gloria Neppl - Benefits Coordinator
Coordinate and manage all benefits for employees. Coordinates insurance plans, leave information and serves as the HIPAA Privacy Officer.
Larissa Pray - Coordinator, Technology Orientation & Development
Assist departments in developing technology training to support ongoing development for employees. Develop strategies and goals for employee orientation program.
Kay Ruggiero - Director, Payroll
Coordinate the process and balancing of payroll. Coordinate tax administration and compliance of payroll.
Ann Thurnau - Payroll/Benefits Assistant
Review, verify and input data related to credit and non-credit adjunct faculty pay, including Sub Pay, Clinical Pay, Directed Study Pay, Additional Pay, and Adjunct Orientation and Training Pay. Assists Benefits Coordinator with processing all mandatory and voluntary insurance deductions for employees.