HPU Announces Promotions And Restructuring

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2011 – High Point University has recently promoted several of its staff, including Chris Dudley, Roger Clodfelter, Hillary Kokajko and Troy Thompson.

Chris Dudley has been promoted to vice president and chief of staff. In his new role, Dudley will support the office of the president in strategic planning and project management, as well as continue to oversee several departments. He joined HPU in 1999, and has since held several positions, including director of athletic development and marketing, assistant vice president for community relations and vice president for administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in history from HPU and a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University.

Roger Clodfelter has been promoted to associate vice president for communication and culture. He is now responsible for university media relations, publications and branding, and fostering cultural growth. He also oversees campus engagement efforts. Clodfelter joined HPU in 1996 as an admissions counselor and has held several roles, including assistant dean of students for campus life and director of WOW! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

Hillary Kokajko has been promoted to director of student activities and campus engagement. In her new role, she is responsible for managing the Campus Concierge, student activities and recreation programs. Kokajko joined HPU in 2006 as director of student activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management information systems from HPU.

Troy Thompson has been promoted to director of WOW! In his position, he will focus on facility quality control and other projects that will further the dynamic and progressive atmosphere at the university. Thompson joined HPU in 2009 as University Center facility and operations manager and facility and quality control manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from North Carolina State University.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President and Chief of Staff

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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