HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2019 – High Point University welcomed five new staff members in September. They are as follows:
Anita Singh Chaudhary joined the Office of Information Technology at HPU as a systems specialist. In this role, Chaudhary is responsible for the administration, configuration, maintenance and optimization of enterprise level applications that support critical university operations and services. She will also be supporting or implementing multiple applications and data integrations, and creating documentation for issues, solutions, configurations, data integrations and system information. She has three years of prior experience at Dell and a bachelor’s degree in IT. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s in information technology and management.
Erin Ford joined the School of Pharmacy at HPU as a program assistant. In this role, Ford is responsible for preparing students for graduation, specifically within the Standardized Client Program in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. Prior to HPU, she worked as an EMT in Forsyth County. Ford graduated with a bachelor’s in kinesiology.
Jami Sowers joined the Office of Communications at HPU as a writer and editor. In this role, Sowers is responsible for identifying media topics and story ideas, developing compelling content, repurposing existing materials and copy editing projects to be deployed across the university’s print, web and digital communication channels. She previously worked in public relations as a senior account executive at an agency. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
Ian Smith joined the School of Engineering at HPU as a scientific computing system administrator. In this role, Smith will be helping in administration and creation of the cybersecurity lab, which will teach cybersecurity and networking skills by equipping students with real-world skills and providing experiences to help them understand appropriate, ethical responses to intrusion and defense of computing infrastructure. Additionally, Smith will manage the HPC (High-Performance Cluster) server that will assist several departments across campus (e.g., chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering and others) with their computational work. Prior to HPU, he worked as a network engineer at ADT Cybersecurity, previously known as SecureDesigns, and as desktop support with Caracole. Smith is currently working towards a bachelor’s in business administration, with a focus in management and IT.
Timothy Reklau joined the Office of Information Technology at HPU as a computing support analyst. In this role, Reklau is responsible for addressing IT issues for staff, faculty and students. Additionally, he will assess classrooms, like the new esports game lab, to ensure they are ready for student use. Prior to HPU, Reklau served as an equipment repair tech for Verizon, worked as a social worker in Virginia and supported admissions at the Greensboro Science Center. He is also a part-time outreach minister at his church, Bales Wesleyan in Jamestown. Reklau has a bachelor’s degree in social work and is currently pursuing his Security+ certification.