HPU Announces New Hires

HPU Staff

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2020 – High Point University welcomed six new staff members in December. They are as follows:



Amber Belvin joined the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at HPU as an assessment coordinator. In this role, Belvin monitors and measures learning outcomes for students in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy to ensure continuous improvement. As a 2019 HPU graduate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and interned with various nonprofit organizations.



Kendra Matthews joined the Office of Academic Services at HPU as a learning excellence specialist. In this role, Matthews is responsible for providing a structured student support environment and promoting academic success. With over 11 years of higher education experience prior to joining HPU, she previously served as an instructor, a recruitment coordinator, a North Carolina Teaching Fellows director, an early college academy liaison, and a family consumer science teacher in both Guilford and Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science in dietetics, a Master’s of Science in food science and nutrition, and a Masters of Teaching.



James Noles joined the Office of Information Technology at HPU as an associate network analyst. In this role, Noles supports the configuration, deployment and maintenance of network equipment. Prior to this position, he worked in law enforcement. Noles has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with a concentration in cybersecurity, in addition to a Network+ and a Security+ certification.



Catherine Wheeler-Chasteen joined the Office of Accounting Services at HPU as a procurement specialist. In this role, Wheeler-Chasteen supports the procurement team and assists all departments with planning and purchasing. Prior to HPU, she was an MRO buyer, in data analysis, accounts management, and customer service in both the food and beverage and furniture industries. Wheeler-Chasteen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a focus in clinical research.



Tanner Butler joined the Office of Information Technology at HPU as a computing support analyst. In this role, Butler will support IT requests to ensure equipment and devices for students, faculty and staff are well-maintained and updated at all times. Prior to HPU, he served three years in the Army. Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in cyber and network security and is currently working toward his Net+ and Security+ certifications.



Kayla Rudisel joined the Office of Business and Financial Affairs at HPU as the director of Title IX. In this role, Rudisel is responsible for educating the HPU community about sex-based discrimination, as well as building and implementing policies that support HPU’s safe learning environment for everyone on campus. Prior to HPU, she was a civil litigation attorney who successfully resolved hundreds of court matters. Rudisel has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a Juris Doctor and has provided domestic and sexual violence training for community members, community organizations and nonprofits. She has also completed Title IX Coordinator Training through the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

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