HIGH POINT, N.C., April 5, 2016 – High Point University welcomed four new staff members during the month of March. They are as follows:
— Michael Amos joined the Office of Institutional Advancement as an advancement officer. In this role, he develops partnerships with parents, alumni and friends of the university and supports their involvement and investment in HPU. Amos holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his career in hosiery manufacturing but has since been an entrepreneur, building two businesses from the ground up. He has worked with many community organizations in High Point, including serving as campaign chairman for the United Way of Greater High Point.
— Candice Cartner joined Student Life as a clinical counselor. She has previously worked as a therapist in both university and community-based settings in multiple capacities. She was also clinical director at two community-based behavioral health agencies. Cartner has both a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Appalachian State University. She also holds certifications as an N.C. Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and an N.C. Forensic Evaluator.
— Jason Wilkes joined Facility Operations as a project manager. He oversees new construction and renovation projects on HPU’s campus. Previously, he was a senior service manager for Blue Ridge Companies. He has also worked as a sales manager for Builder’s FirstSource and as project manager and director of construction for Classic Tradition Homes. Wilkes has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He also holds several industry certifications.
— John Carver joined the Department of Physical Therapy as department administrator. He serves as a representative and liaison for the department chair and assists with student communication and events. Carver has 23 years of experience in medical affairs, clinical research and development and business strategy for various health care sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies and management economics from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, a master’s degree in executive leadership and organizational behavior from St. Bonaventure University School of Business and an executive MBA from St. Bonaventure University and the Beijing Institute of Technology.
HPU employs more than 1,500 faculty and staff members, up from 430 in 2005.