Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness

Welcome to the office of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness!

Our goal is to value and support Northeast’s faculty, staff and students to the best of our abilities. We strive to adequately and efficiently provide an array of personnel-related services to the College and aim to offer courteous and professional assistance at all times. Our staff is happy to assist you with any employment related concerns. Please explore our website to find specific information and helpful links to various Human Resources (HR) concerns.

The purpose of the Human Resources team is to advance the institutional priorities, by partnering with Northeast State's leadership to create a high performance work environment characterized by fair treatment of all employees, open communication, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect.

Contact Information

HR/OE Staff Members

  • Jessi Waugh, HR/OE Administrative Assistant
  • Office: P311
  • Email:
  • Phone: 423.354.5183, Extension: 5183
  • Contact for:  Overall Support for HR/OE, Faculty/Staff Directory Updates, HR & Professional Development Webpage Maintenance, FMLA, Meeting Requests with HR/OE Staff, Performance Evaluations

  • Etta Baker, HR/OE Specialist
  • Office:  P308
  • Email:
  • Phone:  423.354.5368, Extension:  5368
  • Contact for:  Cornerstone Staffing Processes, Personnel Requisitions, Position Advertisements, Job Descriptions, Reference Checks, Interview Guides, Offer Letters/Contracts, Contract Renewals, Assist with Professional Development

  • Dottie Corey, Human Resources Records Specialist 
  • Office: P308A      
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 423.323.0204, Extension: 3204
  • Contact for:  Onboarding Paperwork & Process, New Employee Orientation, Employee Benefits, Change of Status Forms, Personnel Records, Fee Waiver/Tuition Reimbursement, Spouse & Dependent Discount, Volunteer Agreements 

  • Tonya Lisenby, Assistant Director of HR/OE 
  • Office:  P313
  • Email:
  • Phone:  423.354.2589, Extension: 3289
  • Contact for:  Cornerstone Staffing Processes, Job Descriptions, Application Rating Sheets, Interview Guides, Affirmative Action, Internal Investigations, Professional Development

  • Megan Jones, Director of Human Resources
  • Office: P311A      
  • Email:  
  • Phone: 423.323.0226, Extension: 3226   
  • Contact for:  FMLA, Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC) – Faculty Contracts, Personnel Budget, Compensation Plan, Personnel Policies & Procedures, HR Reporting, Employee Discipline, Retirement