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    1845 E Northgate Dr
    Irving, TX 75062
    Phone: 972-721-5382
    Fax: 972-721-4095

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Human Resources Staff

Janis Townsend

Director of Human Resources
Janis Townsend, SPHR
(972) 721-4142

Janis directs the operation of the HR department coordinating policy and procedure issues and employee relations. The majority of her time is spent consulting with managers and department heads on strategic issues, performance management and supervision of the HR staff. She also serves on the University's International Committee. Janis has been designated by the University to be the Title IX coordinator, ADA/Section 504 coordinator and Age Discrimination Act coordinator.
Janis graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education as well as a Master of Education in Counseling and Family Studies. Janis has over 20 years Human Resources experience in private industry in the real estate, financial services and software industries.
On a personal note, Janis attempts to keep up with three active children and enjoys bicycling and quilting. She actively leads the implementation of mission work in Peru with plans to actively serve the spiritual and social needs of the poor in Lima with the culmination of a first project at the end of 2006.

Daphne Johnson

Sr. Human Resources Manager
Daphne Johnson, PHR
(972) 721-5255

Daphne handles the day-to-day administration of the university benefits and leave programs, including C.O.B.R.A., F.M.L.A., Workers Compensation claims filing and the tuition waiver program. She acts as the Tuition Exchange Liaison for the University and partners with Student Government in coordinating the University's blood drive programs.

Daphne is a graduate of the University of Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in German. She has over twelve years of Human Resources experience and over ten year's experience working in higher education.


Laney Warren
Human Resources Generalist 
Laney Warren
(972) 721-4063

Laney joined the Human Resources department in February 2012.  Laney received her BBA from Baylor University and her MBA in Human Resources from UD.  She and her husband enjoy playing with their two dogs and spending time with family.
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