Tami Weinzapfel-Smith begins new role as HR executive director

Tami Weinzapfel-Smith, ’07, ISU’s Interim Director of Human Resources since October, has been selected to serve as Executive Director of Human Resources. She began in her role on June 1.

As executive director, Weinzapfel-Smith has responsibility for talent management, including recruitment and onboarding; employee relations; benefits administration; compensation administration; performance management; wellness programs; training; and professional development.

Said Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and University Treasurer Diann McKee: “With Tami’s extensive background in Human Resources and experience at ISU, I am confident she will be an effective leader and serve all internal and external constituencies that rely on the Office of Human Resources well.”

Over the past 19 years at Indiana State University, Weinzapfel-Smith has held positions of increasing responsibility and complexity in the Office of Human Resources. These positions allowed her to gain experience in strategic human resource planning, diversity and inclusion initiatives, immigration, and the other HR areas she now oversees. She has also implemented online human resources services for the university. She joined ISU in 2002.

As executive director, Weinzapfel-Smith plans to work closely with ISU employees in the development and delivery of HR strategies, policies, procedures, and programs that will benefit all employees and align with the university’s strategic initiatives.

“I want to thank Senior Vice President McKee for the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of Human Resources and a special thank you to the search committee,” Weinzapfel-Smith said. “I have greatly enjoyed the past 19 years at Indiana State University and being part of an incredible campus community. I look forward to serving in my new role and contributing to the continued success of the Human Resources department.”

Weinzapfel-Smith graduated from ISU in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned a master’s degree in leadership development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2008.