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Human Capital Services


 Jay Stephens

Jay Stephens
Vice President for Human Capital Services

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

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. 


Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Kati Wolfgang

Kati Wolfgang
Director, Benefits

Kati Wolfgang joined Kansas State University early in 2023 as the Director of Benefits in Human Capital Services.  She has a long career in human resources within the education industry, spending nearly 15 years as a Director of Human Resources at the Wamego school district.  Kati is a KSU almuni, graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management.  Kati is passionate about helping employees naviage the intricacies of their benefits and truly cars about each employee's needs.  She will put that passion to work here on the behalf of all K-State employees.

 Charlotte Self

Charlotte Self
Director, Employee Relations and Engagement

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

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


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. 


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