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Leadership

 Jay Stephens

Jay Stephens
Vice President for Human Capital Services
jaystephens@ksu.edu

Jay Stephens currently serves as Vice President for Human Capital Services at Kansas State University. He arrived on campus in June from Boise State University where he served as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. Prior to Boise State he served for four years as the Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Southern Oregon University. He also spent five years in Utah as the Director of Human Resources at Utah State University-Eastern. Before working in higher education he was a Human Resources Analyst in the Office of Human Resources at the Utah Department of Human Services. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in HR Management. He speaks Portuguese. He grew up 8 miles from Death Valley. He enjoys playing golf even though he is not great at it and also enjoys woodworking and doing just about anything with his family.

 Shanna Legleiter

Shanna Legleiter
Associate Vice President for
Human Capital Services
legleiters@ksu.edu

Shanna Legleiter currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Human Capital Services overseeing the departments of Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness, Learning and Development, and Talent Acquisition. She joined the K-State family in 2014 and she has worked in higher education for over 22 years. During her stint in higher education, Shanna has developed and delivered customized training programs in a variety of areas including supervision, customer service, and leadership excellence to name a few.

Shanna holds a variety of certifications including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Intercultural Development, Lean Six Sigma yellow belt, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect and Korn Ferry Voices 360. In addition, she is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Shanna is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Additionally, she is a member of the Kansas (CUPA-HR) chapter where she is serving as Past President and a member of the Midwest Region (CUPA-HR) board where she is serving as an At-Large Member. 

 Diana McElwain

Diana McElwain
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
dedmonds@ksu.edu

Diana McElwain joined Human Capital Services in 2017 as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President where she supports the mission and initiatives of the unit. In addition to supporting the vice president, she co-leads several projects and manages the day-to-day operation of Human Capital Services including events, maintenance, website management and front desk operations. 

Diana has been with K-State for over 20 years and has served roles in the President's Office, Vice President for Research Office and PreAward Services. As a K-State Alum, she holds a master's degree in public administration, a bachelors degree in accounting and a graduate certificate in conflict resolution. She also holds a professional certification in project management from the Project Management Institute. She has served on several university committees including the Women of K-State and KSUnite to name a few.

Diana is a member of the College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR).

Jason Talbert

Jason Talbert
Director, Benefits
jltalbert@ksu.edu

Jason Talbert is the Director of Benefits at Kansas State University. Prior to his arrival at K-State, Jason served the University of Florida as Benefits Manager, where he was responsible for many facets of the university’s benefits, total rewards, communications, and leave of absence programs. He also has extensive experience in compliance and administration for large multi-employer and municipal defined benefit, defined contribution, and health and welfare plans and trusts. While not at work, Jason enjoys exploring his new hometown with his wife Jennifer. Other interests include spending time outdoors, volunteering within the community, supporting favorite athletic teams, meeting new people, and sustaining a lifelong passion for learning and development.

 Charlotte Self

Charlotte Self
Director, Employee Relations and Engagement
charlott@ksu.edu

Charlotte Self currently serves as the Director of Employee Relations & Engagement and ADA Coordinator of Human Capital Services.  She has been with K-State for over 25 years in the area human resources. Charlotte is in charge of providing consulting services on employee relations matters, including policies and procedures, leadership development, mediation, dispute and conflict resolution, developmental and performance coaching, team or individual engagements and interventions.  Supports managers and supervisors in creating action plan to address performance and behavioral issues.  A graduate of Manhattan Christian College, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Ethics. 

 David Brown

David Brown
Director, Resource Center and Operations
dhbrown@ksu.edu

David Brown is the Director of Operations in Human Capital Services. Before joining Kansas State in March of 2019, David spent 23 years working at the corporate headquarters of Payless ShoeSource, Inc.  During his time there, he worked his way up in the organization through various position.  Prior to leaving Payless, David was the HRIS, Payroll and Compliance Manager where his teams were responsible for the company's North America and Canada payrolls, the PeopleSoft HRMS system and the system’s employee self-service component across the enterprise. In addition, his team was responsible for the various interfaces between vendors, working with the ADP on quarter and year-end payroll tax filings and the company’s unemployment claims.  

David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

HCS Mission and Vision

Mission

To provide progressive, responsive and innovative solutions to attract, retain, develop and reward a highly talented, diverse and inclusive K-State community that cultivates an environment where students and employees flourish. 

Vision

K-State, a great place to work, conduct research, contribute and flourish.