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Meet our Team

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Carole Clerie, MBA,  Assistant VP, Human Resources | Ext. 5.2557
Carole leads the Office of Human Resources and guides the team to fulfill its mission of providing outstanding services in the areas of staff compensation, classification, employee relations, faculty and staff benefits, records management, organizational development and communications.

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Patty Cano, Senior Administrative Assistant, Human Resources | Ext. 5.2734

Patty provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and to the HR staff. She handles departmental budgets, travel and purchasing. Patty is also responsible for account reconciliations and the HR organizational chart.

Heather Houston, M.S., PHR, Assistant Director, Benefits & Data Management | Ext. 5.2577
Heather manages a team responsible for administering the group insurance, flexible benefits, and retirement plan programs, including delivery of content at New Employee Welcome. She and her team coordinate providing data for staff service awards, prior state service verifications for state longevity pay, and updating personal data in the HR database.

Leah Cuellar, Human Resources Representative | Ext. 5.2572

Leah assists Texas State employees with insurance and retirement plan related questions in addition to assisting with New Employee Welcome I. She is the point of contact once employees are ready to retire and will work with retirees to complete all necessary paperwork.

Selma Selvera, Human Resources Representative | Ext. 5.2736

Selma oversees time and leave management, including time administrator and supervisor training, reports and policy compliance. Selma manages Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), sick leave pool and donated sick leave requests. She also assists with insurance benefits and New Employee Welcome (NEW) I.

Alexandra Reyna, Human Resources Assistant | Ext. 5.8554

Alexandra provides front-line customer service to all faculty and staff with benefits questions. She is responsible for ERS insurance enrollments and adjustments, assists with New Employee Welcome for new staff, and maintains employees' personal data in HR systems.

Rose Trevino, M.A., Work Life Coordinator | Ext. 5.1390
Rose coordinates and oversees the daily operations of the four major existing employee programs under the Work Life Program to include the Employee Assistance Program, Mother-Friendly Worksite Initiative, Employee Discount Program, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Josh Arguelles, Human Resources Assistant | Ext. 5.1268
Josh provides administrative support for the Employee Wellness Program. Josh also serves as an assistant to the Work Life Coordinator.

Blake Bissing, Manager, Compensation | Ext. 5. 4359
Blake manages the compensation section and is responsible for overseeing the university’s pay plan and compensation and classification processes to help Texas State University attract, retain, and reward Bobcat employees.

Tammy Coyle, Manager, Employee Relations | Ext. 5.2735
Tammy oversees the Employee Relations area and Performance Management process for staff employees. Employee Relations services include consultation, facilitation, mediation, workplace investigations, and training. Tammy also provides consultation and training regarding the performance management process.

Cynthia (Cindy) Keilers, Employee Relations Specialist | Ext. 5.3061
Cindy conducts workplace investigations, provides guidance regarding the grievance process, promotes conflict resolution and other ER services in order to advance the concerns of staff employees at Texas State. This includes collaborating with university partners, conducting research, tracking, analyzing and reporting data. Cindy also supports the new Performance Management process.

Katie Bonner, HRIS Manager | Ext. 5.2673
Katie manages the HRIS team, which is responsible for processing personnel actions for staff, student workers, and graduate students not in Academic Affairs. She also helps maintain organizational changes within SAP and provides PCR and Organizational Management training. Katie is primarily responsible for processing the benefits-eligible staff and graduate student actions, University Longevity Pay changes, Salary Review, and special reporting.

Teresa Duggins, Sr. HRIS Analyst | Ext. 5.2733
Teresa maintains the University’s SAP organizational structure for staff, student workers and non-academic department graduate students; this includes creating new positions and updating positions (costing and reclassification information). She processes Non-Student Non-Regular Staff PCR’s, Supervisor Change Requests, and SAP HR Security Requests for non-academic divisions.


Lisa Gonzalez, HRIS Analyst | Ext. 5.4602
Lisa is responsible for the processing of all hourly student worker appointments (PCR’s) and student task worker appointments (PCR’s). Lisa serves as a back-up to the completion of the hourly student worker employment verification forms.

Lori Kinser, HRIS Representative | Ext. 5.2732
Lori fulfills requests regarding employee records, including routine employment verifications (in conjunction with i2Verify), open records requests, and court orders. She also compiles and sends HRIS data to state oversight agencies. Lori serves as backup to her HRIS teammates and assists with processing PCR appointments for student and staff employees, as well as maintaining the university’s organizational structure within SAP.

Virginia Sierra, Systems Support Specialist I | Ext. 5.2557
Virginia provides technical support to the department by maintaining all technology resources for the Office of Human Resources. In addition, she is part of the HRIS Team, and participates with HR SAP support pack testing, technology related charters or projects and assists with HR SAP security requests and audits.

Elizabeth Cruz, HR Development Representative | Ext. 5.2283

Elizabeth coordinates various courses and learning opportunities for Texas State University staff and faculty. She also manages the Academic Release and Tuition Support process and Staff Development Leave process. Elizabeth joined HR in October 2017 after previously working with the Dean of Students Office. She received her Bachelor's from Texas State in 2016.

Dani Artaza, M.A., Organizational Development  & Communications Specialist | Ext. 5.6810
Dani researches and implements various communication initiatives that promote HR projects and services through tailored messages that cater to our different audiences. She also identifies training needs to create learning and development opportunities. Dani received her M.A. in Communications Studies from Texas State University in 2015.

Jeremy Thomas, HR Communications Representative | Ext. 5.2631
Jeremy helps Texas State employees stay informed about HR initiatives by creating print and digital media including: HR website updates, monthly HR emails, the Human Resources blog, and miscellaneous publications. He also helps enhance the HR brand through photography, videography, and graphic design. Jeremy received his B.A. in Mass Communication from Texas State University in 2016.

Samantha Williams, HR (OD & Communications) Representative  | Ext. 5.7899
Samantha keeps the OD & Communications team on track by providing essential administrative support, and coordinates various team events, including the New Employee Welcome (N.E.W.) II program!
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Tami Johnson, Training Specialist | Ext. 5.5287
Tami designs and implements effective training and development opportunities for our Bobcat employees. She identifies campus learning needs, creates, and adjusts trainings to meet the strategic goals of the University. Tami also ensures our new staff colleagues on campus gain an understanding of Texas State's history, values, and vision via New Employee Welcome II.