Human Resources Administration and Contacts

The University of Houston Human Resources Department is located at:

325 McElhinney Hall Houston, TX 77204-5009 We are Campus Map building #588

For general questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact the HR Service Center at 713.743.3988 or


HR Administration

Joan Nelson Executive Director of Human Resources 713.743.2603
Alicia Colbert Executive Administrative Assistant 713.743.5768

HR Records

Billy Taylor
Coord, HR Records 713.743.5766

HR Generalists/Employee Relations

Connie Kemp HRManager 713.743.5703
Clausezette Davis HR Generalist 713-743-5778
Vacant HR Generalist  


Margaret Busch Manager, Payroll 713.743.8770
Renee Chang Payroll Analyst 713.743.8773
Robert Robinson IV
Payroll Analyst 713.743.8511
Tenisha Knox-Cobos Payroll Administrator 713.743.8772
Vashon Riggs Payroll Coordinator 713.743.5246 vrriggs@Central.UH.EDU
Kimberly Thompson Payroll Coordinator 713.743.8682
Justin Mark Payroll Coordinator 713.743.5410 


Sandy Coltharp Director of Human Resources: Employment and Talent Management 713.743.4143
Ann Pino Manager of Human Resources: Employment 713.743.5915
Vacant Senior Employment Representative  
Carla Martinez Employment Representative 1 713.743.5571
Virginia Hernandez Employment Representative 1 713.743.0903


Vacant Manager of Human Resources: Benefits
Deanna Holmes Benefits Coordinator  - Retirement 713.743.3689


Lori Kauniste
Manager of Human Resources: Compensation 713.743.5751
Tracy Schultz
Compensation Analyst 713.743.4227
Carolyn Wilson Compensation Analyst 713.743.5769
Krista McElroy Compensation Coordinator 713.743.9980 


Jennifer McMillin Director of HRIS 713.743.5247
Sandra Armstrong Manager, HRMS 713.743.1962
Julie Marlowe Functional Analyst 3 713.743.5006
Raysa Caba HRMS Administrator 713.743.1783
Karena Simon Benefits Analyst 713.743.5669 kmsimon2@Central.UH.EDU
Juany Gutierrez
Benefits Coordinator - Family Medical Leave 713.743.5743
Deloris Biagas
HR Data Control Clerk 713.743.5351
Esmeralda Herrera
HR Data Control Clerk 713.743.5652

Professional Organizational Development (POD)

Sandy Coltharp Director, Employment and Talent Management 713.743.4143
Vacant Manager, University Training & Development
Senior HR Training Specialist
Ashley Waggoner
HR Training Specialist 713.743.3217

HR Service Center

Sandy Coltharp Director, Employment and Talent Management 713.743.4143
Manager of Human Resources
Hector Abercrombie
Customer Service Specialist 713.743.7481 habercro@Central.UH.EDU
Angela Dean Customer Service Specialist 713.743.5764
Dormese Senegal
Customer Service Specialist 713.743.4410

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