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Faculty and Academic Resources

The Office of Faculty and Academic Resources is part of the Office of the Provost and VPAA. Our office is located in JCK 1015.

The mission of Faculty and Academic Resources centers on providing support to faculty, chairs, directors, deans, and support staff in all aspects of faculty employment.  Support includes, but is not limited to the following processes: recruitment, hiring, contracts, reappointments, leaves, tenure and promotion, salary review, evaluations, and PCR processing.  Faculty and Academic Resources also provides budget support for funding faculty positions, new faculty start-up packages, and other financial commitments in support of the Academic Affairs strategic plan.


Gaye Korenek

Director, Faculty and Academic Resources






  • Tenure and promotion
  • Faculty evaluation
  • Faculty and staff salary review
  • Faculty development leave
  • Presidential Excellence Awards
  • Phased retirement agreements
  • Emeritus faculty
  • Faculty service awards
  • Nepotism
  • Outside employment
  • New faculty orientation
  • Policy review and development
  • SACS and accreditation rosters
  • Faculty handbook

Cindy Waggoner

Budget Analyst


  • Position and budget management of tenured and tenure-track positions
  • Faculty start-up packages
  • Annual budget preparation
  • Maintenance of salary budgets and accounts
  • Faculty workload report and CBM008 coordination
  • Special funding requests tracking
  • Staff RFP approval in the PeopleAdmin system

Elizabeth Mello

Senior Faculty Human Resource Analyst



  • Faculty hiring and contracting of nontenure line faculty
  • Visiting scholar and post doc appointments
  • PCR and appointment processing
  • SAP organizational management for faculty, including security authorization approval
  • Lead SAP trainer
  • Faculty incentive pay
  • Export controls
  • Background checks

Candice Satchell

Faculty Human Resource Analyst

  • Graduate student employment
  • SAP organizational management for graduate students
  • Reappointment of per course faculty
  • PCR and appointment processing
  • SAP training support

Lyndi Wittekiend

Faculty Employment Manager



  • Faculty recruitment and job postings
  • Lead trainer and security access for PeopleAdmin faculty recruitment
  • Contract preparation for new and continuing tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • Administrative support for tenure and promotion
  • Administrative support for Presidential Excellence Awards
  • Board of Regents’ report
  • Fall convocation coordination
  • New faculty orientation coordination
  • Background checks
  • Maintain Faculty Records website

Alaina Archer

Administrative Assistant II


  • Administrative support for contract preparation and tracking for new and continuing nontenure line faculty and graduate students
  • Administrative support for faculty development leaves
  • Administrative support for faculty evaluation
  • TRACS site maintenance
  • File imaging
  • Records retention