Contact HR

To better accommodate University employees, the Office of Human Resources has offices on both South Campus and Main Campus. Give us a call, email, or stop in during University business hours.


Main Office

Office of Human Resources
Skytop Office Building
Suite 101
Skytop Road
Syracuse, NY 13244-5300
(315) 443-4042 (press 1)
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Satellite Office

Human Resources Service Center at Steele Hall
210 Steele Hall
(315) 443-4042

Student Employment Services

Human Resources Student Employment Services
210 Steele Hall
(315) 443-2268

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Call 800-437-0911, 24/7 365 days a year, for assistance or information.
FSAP Web Site

HR Leadership

Andrew Gordon – Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Karen Morrissey – Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Human Resources is organized into three functional areas that work together to meet the needs of the University: Centers of Expertise; Shared Services Center; and Senior HR Business Partners. Leaders in each area are listed below.

Centers of Expertise

Ann Verillo– Director of Benefits Strategy
Pamela Socker – Director of Compensation Strategy
Rita Tomlinson – Director of Talent Management
JoAnne Wallingford – Director of HR Information Technology
Gail Grozalis – Executive Director of Wellness & Worklife

Shared Services Center

Julie LaFave – Director of HR Shared Services

Senior Human Resources Business Partners

C. Joseph Behan – College of Law; Whitman School of Management; Newhouse School of Public Communications
Pamela Gavenda – Student Affairs; Athletics
Anneliese Renaud – Advancement and External Affairs; Business, Finance and Administrative Services
Jake Tanksley – Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education
Claire VanDenBerghe – Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; College of Engineering and Computer Science; School of Architecture
Andrew Gordon, Senior VP and CHRO, currently provides HR support to several schools, colleges and administrative units, including Academic Affairs, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Information Studies.

Labor Relations

Denise Dyce – Director of Labor Relations

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