Evangel Names New Director of Human Resources

Evangel University has announced the hiring of an alumnus as the new director of human resources.

Samantha Tyler, who is the current president of the Springfield Area Human Resources Association, will be bringing 12 years of experience to the position.

“Samantha completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Evangel in December 2006, landed an HR job with Prime Inc. a month later, and has enjoyed a steady career of advancement and experience ever since,” Linda Allen, vice president for business and finance at Evangel, said in a statement. “For the past three years, she has been a member of our own HR staff, as an employment, training and development specialist,” Allen added. “During her time at Evangel, she has partnered with leaders across the campus and has built a high level of confidence in her knowledge and abilities.”

Prior to joining Evangel’s staff in 2016, Tyler worked for Springfield Public Schools and Burns & McDonnell. She has six years of board experience with the Springfield Area Human Resources Association.

“Evangel has always had a special place in my heart because of how much the institution has invested, and continues to invest, in me as a student,” Tyler said in statement. “I have seen firsthand how each leader, faculty, and staff member pour everything they have into the students to ensure they are successful,” she continued. “Now, I have the opportunity and privilege to ensure our employees are well cared for, equipped, and invested in to continue to do their jobs well.”

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