Human Resources Staff

Please reach out to our staff directly and utilize humanresources@uhcl.edu if your topic of interest is not listed below.

Human Resources Staff Directory and Responsibilities

Judy Cainas
Department Assistant IV
cainasj@uhcl.edu
281-283-2160 

  • General HR inquires
  • Human Resources purchasing and billing
  • Inquiries regarding employment eligibility
  • Form I-9
  • Student and Adjunct employment inquiries
  • Responsible for departmental budget functions.

Kristyn Dalmolin
Senior Benefits Coordinator
dalmolink@uhcl.edu
281-283-2169

  • General Benefits inquiries
  • Retirement
  • New Employee Benefits
  • ERS, TRS & ORP inquiries and processes
  • Workers Compensation
  • Emergency Leave
  • FMLA
  • Paid Leave Time
  • Serving last names beginning with A - L

Erika DeLeon
Director, HR Operations
deleon@uhcl.edu
281-283-2163

  • Functional leadership responsibilities for Benefits, Payroll, Human Capital Advancement
  • ERS, TRS & ORP Inquiries and processes
  • Workers Compensation
  • Emergency Leave
  • FMLA
  • Employee Relations
  • Retirement

Carmen Canales
Manager, Payroll
canalesC@uhcl.edu
281-283-2157

  • All Payroll Inquiries
  • All Time Reporting & Absence Management (TRAM) inquiries
  • Direct Deposit
  • Paycheck Information
  • Assistance with W-2's
  • Employment Verifications

Haley Lansford
Employment Coordinator
lansford@uhcl.edu
281-283-2159

  • General HR Inquiries
  • Full-time non-exempt staff  job postings and onboarding
  • Applicant and hiring manager support
  • General Employment Inquiries
  • TALEO support
  • Search training
  • Tuition Reimbursement/College Release Time Program
  • Supports front desk as needed

Vacant
Manager, Compensation


  • Job Analysis
  • Pay Practices
  • Market Intelligence
  • Strategic Hire Process

Caylee Walton
HR Generalist
WaltonC@uhcl.edu
281-283-2161

  • Provides support to Benefits and Payroll
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Employment Verifications
  • FMLA
  • Assists Training and Development
  • Serving last names beginning with M - Z

Esther Herrera
Manager, Training and Development
herreraES@uhcl.edu
281-283-2166

  • General inquiries regarding Training and Development
  • LinkedIn Learning Inquiries & Support
  • Contact for departmental team development, employee skill development and coaching.
  • Customer support for Mandatory training; access to courses and password assistance.

Abby Varela
Director, HR Services
varela@uhcl.edu
281-283-2162

  • Functional leadership responsibilities for Compensation and Employment
  • Assistance with Executive level searches
  • Immigration Contact
  • PeopleSoft ePAR approvals
  • Employee Relations
  • PeopleSoft Access Requests

Joanne Slovacek
Senior Employment Coordinator
slovacek@uhcl.edu
281-283-2302

  • Full-time exempt staff  job postings and onboarding
  • Faculty job postings and onboarding
  • Applicant and hiring manager support
  • General Employment Inquiries
  • TALEO support
  • Search training

Maureen Villarreal
Interim, Executive Director
villarrealma@uhcl.edu 
281-283-2168

  • Leadership responsibilities for all functions within HR.