Our Team

Dr. Denise Bogart, PHR

Director, Human Resources and Employee Development

Employee Relations; Workers Compensation; Policy & Procedure Interpretation


Phone  229-333-5709
dbogart@valdosta.edu


Rosezella Ward

Associate Director, Employment Administration and Benefits

Benefit & Employment Issues; ADP Concerns


Phone  229-333-5709
rward@valdosta.edu


Catherine Wills

Benefits and Retirement Specialist, Employment Administration and Benefits

Benefit Changes, Family Medical Leave, HIPAA, Medical Claims, Retirement, 403B 457 Plans, TRS, ORP, Human Resource/Benefit Triage, YMCA Memberships


Phone  229-333-5709
croark@valdosta.edu


Regina Lee

Human Resources Associate, Employment Administration and Benefits

Tuition Assistance Program, Workers Compensation. Benefits Assistant, Background Checks, Human Resource/Benefit Triage


Phone  229-333-5709
crlee@valdosta.edu


Ernest Smith

Classification and Compensation Analyst, Classification and Compensation

Classification and Compensation, FLSA Compliance, ACA Compliance, Salary Adjustments, Salary/Market Surveys, Evaluations, Benchmarking, Independent Contractor vs. Employee Verification, PeopleAdmin: Posting and Applicant Processing, Open Position Assistance, Applicant Inquiries, Reporting, & User Access


Phone  229-333-5709
ernsmith@valdosta.edu


Laura Pitts

Human Resources Specialist, Classification and Compensation

PeopleAdmin Posting and Applicant Processing, Benchmarking; Compliance, Classification, Evaluations, On- Boarding, Faculty, Staff and Temporary Employees A - L, Staff Promotions and Transfers A – L, Out Processing for Faculty, Staff and Temporary Employees A - L, Salary Surveys, I-9’s, E-Verify, Staff Parking and ID Authorizations, BOR Exit Survey Questionnaire, Leave Accruals/Balances, GA Defined Contribution Refunds, Sick Leave Certifications, Shared Sick Leave Pool


Phone  229-333-5709
lpitts@valdosta.edu


Rebecca Murphy, MS, PHR

Associate Director, Employee and Organizational Development

Employee Development, Organizational Development, Retreat Facilitator, Campus Wellness, ADR Liaison, Mediator, Conflict Coach, Focus Group Director


Phone  229-259-5106
rbowes@valdosta.edu
University Center - North, Room 3103


Lt. Tim Yorkey

Training Specialist, Employee and Organizational Development

Workshop Design and Delivery, Compliance Training Lead, CPR/First Aid Trainer, Defensive Driving Train-the-Trainer, Law Enforcement Trainer, Management Toolkit Trainer, Customer Service Champion


Phone  229-219-1276
teyorkey@valdosta.edu
University Center-North, Room 3103


Sherri Adams

Assistant Director, Student Employment

In-processing of Student Workers; Student Policies and Procedures


Phone  229-333-7575
sadams@valdosta.edu
Student Employment Office, Langdale Hall


Michael Smith

Human Resources Associate, Student Employment

PeopleAdmin: Posting and Applicant Processing, Reporting, & User Access; Onboarding of Student Workers; Student Assistant Training, Student Assistant Background Checks, Applicant Inquiry; Open Position Assistance (Students Only); I-9’s; e-Verify; In-processing of Student Workers, Student Pay Raise or Transfers, Out-processing of Student Workers


Phone  229-333-7575
michaelasmith@valdosta.edu
Student Employment Office, Langdale Hall