Human Resources Department

Contact HR

2The Human Resources Department is located on the ground floor of Rodman Hall.

Alex Teodosio

Alex Teodosio
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources


Alex is responsible for leading the Human Resources Department by providing strategic leadership and vision for employee engagement initiatives that support and promote a diverse, inclusive and talented workforce.  Alex and the HR team provide consultation and leadership in the core Human Resource areas of employee relations and engagement, performance management, personnel policy, recognition, talent management, total rewards and training & development.

Alex earned his MBA from Kent State University in 2000 with a focus in Human Resource Management and he received his MPA from Bowling Green State University in 1992.  He also holds his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification.  Alex joined the Human Resources team in 2015.

Ryan ArmsworthyRyan Armsworthy
Associate Director of Human Resources


Ryan actively manages and monitors all of the University’s employee benefit programs. He is an experienced Human Resource professional with expertise in the areas of compliance, conflict resolution, employee relations, family medical leave, performance management, personnel policy and total rewards.

Ryan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Salisbury University.  He previously served in the Department of Human Resources at Boston College.  Ryan joined the Human Resources team in 2004.

Lori Sprague

Lori Sprague
Assistant Director of Human Resources


Lori developes, implements and monitors employee engagement initiatives.  She also manages several strategic organizational-wide projects.  Lori is trained and skilled in project management and is responsible for overseeing the organization’s Human Resource Information System (HRIS).  Lori’s areas of expertise include compensation, employee engagement, recognition systems, talent management, training and wellness initiatives.

Lori earned her MBA from John Carroll University in 2001 and she joined the Human Resources team in 2002.  She received her Human Resource Project Management Certification in 2015.

Leslie BeckLeslie Beck
Human Resources Coordinator


Leslie is responsible for on-boarding new employees and assisting employees with questions about benefits and personnel policy. Leslie also coordinates the employee benefits educational programs, maintains the HR website and assists with employment matters including the Family Medical Leave.

Leslie earned her MBA from Cleveland State University in 2002. She joined the Human Resources team in 2014.

Candice Pluhar

 Candace Pluhar
 Human Resources Associate


 Candace is responsible for facilitating the recruitment process, promoting supervisory training programs and coordinating employee recognition programs. Candace also coordinates special events including the Silver Circle induction ceremony and the Administrative Professionals forum.

Candace previously served as an Administrative Assistant at John Carroll University. She joined the Human Resources team in 2012.

Our Commitment to Service: Every team member in Human Resources has been assigned as a “primary point of contact” for each administrative division at John Carroll University.  Please see the chart below for your primary contact:

Primary ContactDivision
Ryan Armsworthy
phone: 216.397.1576
Leslie Beck
phone: 216.397.1726
University Advancement
Candace Pluhar
phone: 216.397.4976
Lori Sprague
phone: 216.397.4962
Alex Teodosio
Phone: 216.397.1905
Student Affairs, Operations, Mission & Identity and The President’s Office