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
  • 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)
Jessica Batten
Human Resources Office Manager
  • General information: website location and forms
  • New employee on-boarding
  • Personnel records management
  • Employee verification
  • Volunteer services
Deborah Burton
Compensation and HRIS Analyst
  • Manages Compensation, Classification and HRIS
  • HR Data management
  • Delivers and maintains a system-wide compensation infrastructure including strategy, guidelines, policies, practices and systems.
  • Partners with campus leadership for compensation planning including, market pricing, pay adjustment and merit programs.
  • Participates as a member of the HR consulting team to accomplish HR program goals and objectives.
Denise Frye
Benefits Manager
  • 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
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
  • 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 function
  • AAEEO Officer for issues related to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and discrimination
  • Administrative/Professional Faculty Performance Management
Janet Hudgins
Human Resources Analyst
(540) 654-1046
  • Workers’ comp administration
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Assistant to the Benefits Administrator
  • 456/403(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
  • Common Health
  • Training needs
  • Service award program
  • Performance management tracking
Recruitment Manager
(540) 654-1238
  • Recruitment management for University hiring
  • Recruitment consulting for business needs
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
Paula Wilder
HR Implementation Analyst
(540) 654-2285

Banner Employee Self Service (

  • 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