Human Resources

“At Brenau, Our Most Important Asset is Our People”

The role of the Human Resources Office is to provide competitive and equitable pay, affordable yet comprehensive benefit plans, personnel policies and procedures, and developmental opportunities for faculty and staff and to foster a working environment that is conducive to excellent performance on the part of that faculty and staff. By so doing, we will help achieve the institution’s goals.


Brenau has recently been recognized as one of the best higher education institutions to work for in the country. It was among about 80 universities and colleges – and one of only three from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. This is the third year Brenau has earned the distinction. Specifically, the university won honors in three categories: respect and appreciation, teaching environment and supervisor-department chair relationship. The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For survey is the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education. It recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. The results are based on demographics, workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition is the employee feedback. “We continuously strive to make Brenau a great place to work,” said Kelley Maddox, assistant vice president of human resources. “These recognitions demonstrate this university’s commitment to excellence.”

Recognized in the AJC’s Top Workplaces program: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Recognized in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2021
Health Smart Community Challenge as the Most Fit Company: 2015

HR Details:

Human Resources
500 Washington St. SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-534-6758
Fax: 770-297-5934

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

During University holidays and closures, HR is unavailable

Important Contacts:

770-538-4763 or

W-2 Processing:
770-531-3134 or