Meet Our Staff


Bobvita Salters, Director of Human Resources

Bobvita is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a vibrant organizational culture that enhances the mission of the Robert H. Smith School of Business while providing employees with a stimulating, supportive and fun work environment. She ensures that all HR activities and services are carried out and are consistent with the overall strategic mission and plan of the school.

Bobvita provides a wide range of consultative support services for the school as it pertains to the employment/recruitment process, J1, H1-B and Permanent Residency procedures, Employee Relations and Classification and Compensation. She also serves as Equity Officer.

Monica Harvey

Monica Johnson, Human Resources Coordinator

Monica provides support in the areas of employment, recruitment and payroll. She processes employment changes, prepares and distributes all Contingent 1 contracts, supports departments in advertising for new positions, and assists Search Committee Chairs in all administrative aspects of search and selection.

Monica also provides assistance using the eTerp system to Smith School users and places outside advertisements for departments while recruiting for open positions.

Maura Schiller, Office of the Dean and Human Resources Coordinator

Maura provides support to the Office of the Dean as well the Office of Human Resources and Payroll. She serves as the liaison with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to process all J-1 visa applications. Maura also manages the HR website and Intranet content, manages internal communications between HR and the Smith School community, and assists in preparing Contingent-I contracts for new employees.


Karen Phillips, Associate Director of Training and Development

Karen is responsible for design, development and delivery of Smith-specific training programs in support of the school's mission and strategic objectives. In addition, she works with the Director of Human Resources and senior leadership to develop departmental team building activities and department-specific trainings.

Karen believes that professional development is the journey that anyone who wants to excel must take.


Rowena Corpus, Director of Payroll

Rowena oversees, manages, and supports the payroll function for the Smith School. She oversees and processes overloads for faculty, reviews lecturer contracts, reviews and approves payroll appointments, pay adjustments and time entry adjustments. She also oversees and manages the extra compensation database and survey system for the Human Resources and Payroll Department.


Mary Crowe-Kokonis, Payroll Manager

Mary creates and processes payroll appointments for staff, graduate assistants, and student/hourly employees. She is the contact person for benefits questions. She conducts the new GA payroll and benefits orientation seminar and is also the approver of tuition remission forms, FMLA/Advanced sick leave, time entry adjustments, and parking coordination.


Lisa Fall, Payroll Coordinator

Lisa creates and processes the payroll for faculty. She also prepares adjunct contracts, processes overloads, LWOP, Sabbaticals, Summer Research, and Summer School Pay.


Valerie Best, Payroll Clerk

Valerie provides support in the area of managing the receipt of payroll paperwork for new hires, creating and processing payroll appointments, managing timesheet approvals and paycheck distribution.