HRM Staff Directory

For personal assistance, call or email the appropriate staff member listed below. Not sure? Email our help line at

Ashley Gautreaux, Director/Assistant VP

Office # 225-578-4640

General HRM policies, Employee Relations, Title IX, ADA, EEO, Audits, Emergency rules, Telecommuting procedures, Faculty evaluations.

Denise Fontenot, Assistant Director

Office # 225-578-8685

Employee Relations, Title IX, Classified positions & employees, EAP, ADA, Crisis Leave Pool, Classified performance evaluations.

Rebecca Smelley, HR Manager

Office # 225-578-4643

FMLA, Classified employee hiring, Time & Attendance monitoring, Absence partner, AAP plans, Awards, Reporting, Transient employees.

Ali Marrero, Senior HR Specialist

Office # 225-578-0324

Academic & unclassified recruiting & hiring, Grad assistants & students, Immigration (H visas), WAE processing.

Brandi F. Frey, Senior Training Specialist

Office # 225-578-0188

Annual training, Training compliance, CPTP training coordinator, New hire orientation, Training administration, Training development & delivery.

Jessica Chambers, Assistant Director

Office # 225-578-8223

Workday security & process management, HRM Policies, Promotion & Tenure, Internal audits, data quality management.

Ryan Barnette, HR Manager

Office # 225-578-4631

Workers Comp, Employee benefits manager, Retirement, Annual enrollment, Retiree issues, Life Insurance claims.

Karen Bean, Senior HR Specialist

Office # 225-578-4629

Employee onboarding, Insurance enrollments & changes, Employment verifications, Tuition exemption, Immigration (J visas).

Ashlyn Cole, HR Specialist

Office # 225-578-4641

Academic & unclassified employee processing, Sabbaticals, Honorifics & Professorships, Org charts.

HRM Office Contact Information

103 Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA

Phone 225-578-2258

Fax 225-578-8284


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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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