HR Administration

THERESE NOHOS
Interim Vice President for Human Resources
tnohos@govst.edu
708-534-7096

JOSH ALLEN, MPS, SHRM-SCP
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Jallen10@govst.edu
708-534-4100

SANDRA MARAK, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resource Services- Benefits, HR Operations, Labor Relations, Talent Management & Training
smarak@govst.edu
708-534-4108

JOSE DE LA PAZ, MA
Director of Human Resource Services- COVID Compliance, Employment, Civil Service Testing, Compensation & Classification 
jdelapaz@govst.edu
708-235-7466

HR Office Support/Operations

REBECCA VOWELL, MBA, PHR
Human Resource Associate - HRIS, Employee Pay, Student Employment, ATS Administrator
rvowell@govst.edu
708-534-4484

CHRISES RILEY, MA
Human Resource Assistant - Tuition Waivers, Student Employment, Employment Verification, Personnel Records
criley4@govst.edu
708-534-4100

Civil Service Employment/Testing Supervisor

MARKITA ALEXANDER
Human Resource Officer - Civil Service Hiring, Testing Supervisor
malexander6@govst.edu
708-235-2857

Civil Service Testing/Extra Help Employment

CHRISTAL BURTON
Human Resource Representative -Civil Service Testing, Hiring of Extra Help Employees
cburton2@govst.edu
708-534-4100

Compensation & Classification

CARIN COOPER
Human Resource Officer - Position Classification, Civil Service Desk Audits, Salary Analysis
ccooper2@govst.edu
708-235-2236

Faculty, Adjunct & Administrative Professional Employment

LORETTA JONES
Human Resource Manager - Hiring Process for Faculty, Adjunct & Administrative Professional
ljones@govst.edu
708-235-7471

Talent Management & Training

KRISTINA HOUSTON, PHR
Associate Director of Talent Management & Training - Performance Evaluations, Probationary Evaluations, Professional Development, Training, Compliance Training
Khouston3@govst.edu
708-235-7466

Benefits & Employee Engagement

JOAN JOHNS MALONEY, MA
Human Resource Associate - FMLA, Retirement Counseling, Benefits Administrator (Medical, Dental, Vision), Employee Awards, Employee Engagement, EAP
jjohns@govst.edu
708-534-4131

TASHA TURNER
Human Resource Representative - FMLA, Exit Interviews, Benefits Processing (Medical, Dental, Vision), Employee Engagement, EAP,  
tblanchette@govst.edu
708-235-7467



Contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Room C1360
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, Illinois 60484
Phone: 708.534.4100
Fax: 708.534.1642
HR@govst.edu

Department Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm