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View the list below for specific staff contacts in Human Resources. Download an alternative format to view an alphabetical list of services (PDF) and the corresponding person to contact.

Staff Contact

Primary Responsibilities

Dianna Cusick
Chief Human Resources Officer

Phone: 612-659-6319
Office: Kopp Hall 1103
  • Executive leadership of Human Resources
  • Policy administration
  • Official liaison to Office of Attorney General and Minnesota State General Counsel
  • Labor relations and contract interpretation
  • Grievance hearings
  • Data practices compliance
  • Code of ethics administration
  • Affirmative Action Officer
Bobbi Davis
(Back-up, Sue Szabo)
Human Resources Specialist/
HR Business Partner

Phone: 612-659-6572
Office: Kopp Hall 1106
  • Staffing Business Partner
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Search process
  • Position classification/reallocation
Amanda Krings
Payroll Coordinator

Phone: 612-659-6884
Office: Management Education Center 0301

Contact Payroll
  • Payroll
  • Leaves changes for faculty
  • Employment verifications
  • Employee Expense Reimbursements
Rosie Lackner
Assistant Human Resources Director

Phone: 612-659-6804
Office: Kopp Hall 1303
  • Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Talent management
  • Performance improvement
  • Employee relations
  • ELM Administrator
  • Professional development
  • Consultant to supervisors
  • Employment investigations
  • Labor Relations and contract interpretation
  • FMLA and ADA
  • Unemployment administration
  • Vacation Donation Program
Tiffany Lor
HR Administrative Assistant

Phone: 612-659-6844
Office: Kopp Hall 1102
  • General information
  • Office support
  • New hires paperwork
  • Employee D2L training
  • Tuition waiver
  • Volunteers and interns
  • Background checks
  • Sabbaticals
  • Personnel files
  • Litigation support
  • Administrative hearing support
  • Employee discrimination/harassment complaint processing
  • Data requests
Shannon O'Brien
Student Employment Coordinator

Phone: 612-659-6237
Office: Kopp Hall 1302
  •  Student employment
Brian Strand
Information Technology Specialist

Phone: 612-659-6145
Office: Kopp Hall 1101
  • Technical and/or functional guidance and coordination of technology-based human resources processes and tools
Sherry Swain
(Back-up, Lori Webb)
Human Resources Technician

Phone: 612-659-6846
Office: Kopp Hall 1109
  • Employee data management
  • Faculty transactions
  • Faculty credentialing/Salary placement
  • SCUPPS specialist
Sue Szabo
(Back-up, Bobbi Davis)
Human Resources Specialist/ HR Business Partner

Phone: 612-659-6320
Office: Kopp Hall 1105
  • Staffing Business Partner
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Search process
  • Position classification/reallocation
  • Affirmative Action Plan Development
Lori Webb
(Back-up, Sherry Swain)
Human Resources Technician

Phone: 612-659-6843
Office: Kopp Hall 1107
  • Employee data management
  • Employee transactions
  • SEMA4 specialist