Cates is responsible for planning, implementing and managing all aspects of on-campus events. She also coordinates with other offices on campus to plan special university conferences and symposiums.
Cates, who specializes in public relations and event planning, says she has felt very welcomed into the HPU family.
“I have really enjoyed getting to know and work with the staff and faculty members at HPU,” says Cates.
Cates graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and a minor in Spanish. During her time at UNCW, she received the Chancellor’s Achievement Award, was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society and was on the dean’s list all four years.