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Tonia Abell

Human Resources Generalist

Department: Business Office
Phone: 712-279-1633
Email: tonia.abell@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Noonan Hall


  • B.A. Business Administration, Briar Cliff University
  • M.S. Masters of Science Administration - Human Resources, University of South Dakota


Tonia joined Briar Cliff University in fall of 2020 and is currently the Human Resources Generalist. She has a collective of 20 years experience working in state and county government, focusing primarily in employment and human resources.

The Human Resources department functions to serve the best interest of both the employees and University. She believes in empowering employees to become the best they can be professionally and personally. 

She and her husband, Jeff are alums of BCU. They met on campus as Freshman and married after graduating in 1991. They volunteer for several Siouxland non-profit organizations to include Art Center, Children's Museum and Food Bank. She feels BCU is like coming home again.