Welcome to the Human Resources Office

Our Human Resources team partners with the hiring managers and staff within the College of Human Medicine to provide a wide range of human resource functions. Some areas of support include but are not limited to recruitment hiring, onboarding and performance excellence.

We are here to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team below.

Human Resources Offices

East Fee Hall, Suite 108, East Lansing
(517) 353-1730

Secchia Center, Suite 400, Grand Rapids
(616) 233-1678

Human Resources Team

  • Toya Pruitt, Human Resources Manager

    Toya Pruitt, MSA
    Human Resources Manager
    517-353-7816

    Toya has served as the College of Human Medicine’s Human resources manager for more than 17 years. In her role at the college, she leads and directs a team of six human resources professionals at the campuses of East Lansing and the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids. She works directly with faculty, academic and support staff, chairs, directors, and administrators on a broad range of human resources matters including employee relations, compensation and reclassification, performance management, recruitment and human resources policies and procedures. In addition, she serves as a liaison to various university offices across campus and throughout the state and is the key MAU leader for all human resources matters for the college. Toya earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker College in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management. She earned a master’s degree in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. She also obtained the Certified Human Resources Specialist (CHRS) from Michigan State University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, volunteering, and golfing.

  • LaCarla Bell, Human Resources Coordinator

    LaCarla BellLaCarla Bell
    Human Resources Coordinator
    517-432-1917

    LaCarla is a human resources coordinator with over ten years of experience at the College of Human Medicine’s East Lansing Campus for the Dean’s Office units. LaCarla’s primary responsibilities are coordinating and assisting with the posting and hiring process for a variety of employee groups, including faculty, academic and support staff, temporary and on-call staff, and students. In addition, she serves as a I-9 verifier, completes various university payroll forms, eARM requests and assists with the college’s offer letter process. LaCarla graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Resources and is also a Certified Human Resources Specialist (CHRS). When LaCarla is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and binge-watching her favorite television shows.

  • Loni Monroe, Office Coordinator

    Loni MonroeLoni Monroe
    Office Coordinator

    517-884-7903

    Loni is the office coordinator at the College of Human Medicine’s East Lansing Campus. Loni’s primary responsibilities are adjunct/clinical appointment processes including non-prefix appointments for the college, temporary and student employee hiring, serves as an I-9 verifier, processes payroll, graduate assistantships and fellowship appointments, distributes keys and afterhours access for the Dean’s Office units. She oversees the university Mass Update process for the college. When Loni is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Colena Patrick, Human Resources Business Analyst

    Colena PatrickColena Patrick
    Human Resources Business Analyst

    616-234-2699

    Colena has been with the College of Human Medicine since 2016. Colena provides human resources support for all college paid faculty and staff located in Grand Rapids. Her responsibilities include posting positions, serving on search committees and on-boarding all new employees; processing reappointments, reclassifications among other changes in appointments; cost distributions and various payroll functions; facilitating departures from the college; etc. Colena graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources with a Business Specialization.

  • Bianca Price, Human Resources Coordinator

    Bianca PriceBianca Price, MBA
    Human Resources Coordinator
    517-353-2909

    Bianca is a human resource coordinator at the College of Human Medicine’s East Lansing Campus. Bianca joined the HR team in 2021, her primary responsibilities are posting and hiring processes for support staff, temporary and on-call employees, serves as a I-9 verifier, eARM requests, completes various university payroll forms, process adjunct/clinical appointments, and payroll for the Dean’s Office Units. Prior to MSU, she served in the public sector of Human Resources. She holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Baker College.

  • Rene Wilson, Human Resources Coordinator

    Rene WilsonRene Wilson
    Human Resources Coordinator

    616-234-2699

    Rene is a human resources coordinator working alongside the Dean’s team in the College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids. Rene has been employed by MSU for 22 years working various HR positions/locations. Rene’s primary responsibilities are processing hiring and Human Resource processes of employment for On-Call/Temporary staff, MSU students and On-Call Faculty, which includes administering the PageUp posting process and other various HR related job duties for various Academic Affairs units. She is inspired daily by her husband of 35 years, son, daughter and three grandchildren. 

  • Grace Yoder, Human Resources Assistant

    Grace YoderGrace Yoder, CHRS
    Human Resources Assistant
    616-234-2866

    Grace is a HR assistant for the College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids. She started her journey with Michigan State University in October 2018. Grace primary responsibilities are coordinating the faculty appointment process for non-MSU-employed faculty. She collects faculty appointment applications, completes faculty appointments transactions, change of statues, and terminations. Along with the East Lansing human resources team, Grace is responsible for the coordination of the university’s annual mass update process for the Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Upper Peninsula communities.