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Human Resources
Provide employees exceptional experiences through pro-actively delivering value added HR services with professionalism, compassion, and purpose.

Human Resources contributes to Davenport University’s reputation as a quality institution of higher education, and an employer of choice, through providing best in class strategic human resource leadership and outcomes.


We are here to help! The Human Resources Team strives to provide exceptional experiences through proactively delivering value-added HR services with professionalism, compassion and purpose. We aspire to pursue quality in the continuous development and implementation of "best in class" human resource practices to the extent that we become a world class leader in the area of HR. Position the Human Resources Department as a visionary and strategically-driven catalyst that effectively supports the mission of Davenport University through the proven ability to diligently work to assure the quality, diversity, equity and inclusion of our workforce through recruitment, retention and engagement of talent at the University.

Stefanie Fortier

Human Resources Consultant

  • Recruitment & Selection Process Support
  • Placement of Job Postiings & Advertising
  • Assistance with Personnel Action (Status Changes; Terminations, etc.)
  • New Employee Orientation & Onboarding
Deann Giles

Director of Employment Services

  • Recruiting Partnerships (Job Postings, Advertising, Selection Process & Offers)
  • Empower U Recruting and Onboarding
  • Job Descriptions
  • Unemployment
  • Student Employment Budget Allocation
  • Adjunct Hiring Process
Cecile Robarge

Human Resources Coordinator

  • Banner and payroll data entry
  • New Hire Paperwork Collection and Compliance
  • Adjunct Pay Change Processing
Kristen Culp

Compensation & Benefits Manager

  • Benefits Plan Administration
  • Tuition Remission/Tuition Assistance
  • Retirement Plan Administration
  • Leave of Absence (FMLA)
Becky Gschwind
Human Resources Analyst
  • Database Design/HR Data Analytics
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Wage & Hour Tracking & Compliance
  • Human Resource Information Systems and Reports
Leslie Elliott

Sr. HR Business Partner

  • Employee Relations/Concerns
  • Manager Consulting & Coaching
  • Performance Management & Goal Setting
  • HR Policy Development, Interpretation, & Guidance
  • Change Management Initiatives
  • Title IX Coordinator/Investigations
Deb Bales

Human Resources Coordinator

  • Verification of Employment (VOE)
  • Notice of Separation
  • Admin Support for Dave Veneklase and Linda Rinker
Kathy Natelborg

Executive Director of Human Resources

  • HR Policy Development
  • Staffing Models/Organizational Design
  • Manager/Leader consulting
  • Employee advocacy
  • Change Management
Dave Veneklase

Executive Vice President for Organizational Development

Human Resources Contact Information

Not sure who to contact?  The Davenport University Human Resources team is here to support current and prospective staff and faculty with your needs.  Whether you are a current staff member, prospective staff member or student, we invite you to contact using the form below.

DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and we support workplace diversity. The University is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, or other characteristic protected by law. The University is committed to making reasonable accommodation for the disabilities of its employees and applicants for employment.

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