Meet Our Staff

How HR can help…

The Human Resources staff will gladly assistance you with any policy, procedures, or supervision questions that may arise.  Please see the listing below to find the Human Resources staff member best able to assist you with your needs.

We are located at 1301 College Avenue, George Washington Hall, 2nd floor, Fredericksburg, VA  22401  Our fax number is 540/ 654-1078.

Terri Arthur
Employee Relations Analyst
540/654-2051  •

  • Individual, online, and department training
  • Interpersonal, conduct and workplace issues among employees
  • Employee grievances
  • Supervisor guidance, training, and resources
  • Recognition programs and awards  (WOW cards, Certificate, License, Degree Program; University awards, Fall and Spring events)
  • Performance management and evaluation
  • Workforce assessment
  • Employee Assistance Program coordination (personal and family resources available through Value Options)

Vacant – Human Resources Analyst
Contact Denise Frye
540/ 654-1210  or  540/ 654-1046 •

  • Workers’ comp administration,
  • Tuition Assistance,
  • Assistant to the Benefits Administrator
  • 457/403 (b)-Tax Deferred Savings Plan
  • Health Insurance/Flexible Reimbursement Accounts (medical/dependent)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Short-Term Disability/VSDP/Medical Absences/FMLA
  • General Leave Policies
  • CommonHealth
  • Training needs
  • Service award program
  • Performance management tracking

Denise Frye
Benefits Manager
540/ 654-1210   •

  • 457/403 (b)-Tax Deferred Savings Plan
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Commuter Choice
  • Health Insurance/Flexible Reimbursement Accounts (medical/dependent)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Retirement
  • Short-Term Disability/VSDP/Medical Absences/FMLA
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Tuition Assistance
  • General Leave Policies

Recruitment Manager
540/ 654-1238   •

  • Recruitment management for University hiring
  • Recruitment consulting for business needs
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

Beth Williams
Executive Director of Human Resources
540/ 654-1214

  • Development, implementation and oversight for the university’s human resources functions
  • AAEEO Officer for issues related to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and discrimination.
  • Administrative / Professional Faculty Performance Management

Pam Lowery
Director of Technology in Professional Development/HR Consultant
540/ 654-1357   •

  • University Technology Training Manager
  • Consultant for application of technology to accomplish work (upon request on individual basis)
  • Professional Development and Training Team

Gayle Robinson
HR Data Management Analyst
540 654-1215   •

Debra Wander
Human Resources Assistant
540/ 654-1214   •

  • General information: website location and forms
  • New employee on-boarding
  • Personnel records management
  • Employment verification
  • Notary Public
  • Volunteer services

Paula Wilderpaula-web
and HR Data Management Manager
540/ 654-2285   •

  • Compensation consulting and administration for classified/wage, administrative/professional faculty and contracted part-time employees
  • Position Descriptions:  development and revisions
  • Position Management
  • Position Classifications
  • Salary administration
  • FLSA
  • Human Resources consulting
  • University and state personnel information systems and data management manager
  • HR adhoc reporting
  • HR Data Security
  • Employment eligibility Compliance Manager (I-9, E-Verify)
  • Notary Public

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  • Personal Information
  • Benefits Information (link to State’s “Employee Direct”)
  • Pay and Deductions Information (link for State’s “Payline” Website)
  • Retirement and Social Security

Employee Relations

  • Employee Development, Training, & Management Assistance
  • Individual assistance, training, and on-line resources available

General Inquiries

Recruitment Guidance