HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2019 –High Point University recently welcomed 20 new staff members. They are as follows:
Robin Hipps joined the Department of Biology at HPU as a laboratory manager and research assistant. In her role, she prepares the biology labs in HPU’s new Wanek School of Natural Sciences, supervises work study students, assists professors with undergraduate research projects and ensures safety procedures are followed. She has previous experience as a research chemist, data compensation coordinator and auditor, an adjunct chemistry instructor and chemistry lab instructor for nursing, radiology and early college students. She has a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in biological sciences.
Victorian Strobel joined the Office of Institutional Advancement at HPU as manager of annual giving. In her new role, she assists in the management of planning and continuation of comprehensive mail, phone and electronic communication for alumni, parents and friends of HPU. She previously worked as an event supervisor, coordinator of annual giving, assistant director of annual giving and phonathon campaign director in higher education. Strobel has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in business management. She is currently pursuing her MBA.
Carolyn Rauch joined the Office of Student Life at HPU as an assistant director of campus engagement and student activities. In her new role, she is responsible for advising the campus activity team and planning large-scale events. She has previous experience working in student housing, graduate student government and other living and learning communities. Rauch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history with minors in education theory and leadership, and a master’s degree in higher education administration.
Tom DiRoma joined the Office of Student Life at HPU as director of Greek Life. In his role, he oversees the Greek community by working with all chapter and council presidents, advisors and leadership. Additionally, he provides education and developmental support for each organization and its students. DiRoma has previous experience as an assistant director of fraternity and sorority life and assistant director of student involvement. He has a Bachelor of Science in adolescent education and a Master of Arts in student affairs.
Cecelia Granzin joined the Office of Admissions at HPU as a senior regional admissions counselor. Granzin assists prospective families from Texas by sharing HPU’s mission and values with future students. She has previously worked in higher education as an admissions counselor and a college and career advisor. She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Education in guidance counseling.
Sarah Schoultz joined the Office of Admissions at HPU as an admissions counselor. She assists prospective students and represents the university on and off campus. She has previous experience as an admissions counselor. She successfully launched her own business in the neighboring city of Greensboro. She has a bachelor’s degree in voice.
Nora Moore joined the Office of Financial Affairs at HPU as budget manager. She manages the operating and capital budget processes for the university and develops the annual budget. She also creates financial analyses that support the university in long-term strategic planning. Previously, she worked in financial planning and analysis, internal audit and anti-money laundering on a national and global scale, both in the banking and manufacturing industries. Moore received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also holds certifications in Internal Audit and in Fraud Examination.
Patrick Moore joined Facility Operations at HPU as gardens coordinator. In his role, he assists with all aspects of horticulture and garden operations to provide a safe and beautiful campus experience. He will also help maintain the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Moore previously worked at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina, and JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science.
Josh Rich joined the Office of Student Life at HPU as the director of student conduct. In his role, he supports a safe and welcoming environment for all students and oversees the university’s conduct and honor code adjudication processes. Rich also serves as the main advisor for training and development of the student justice program. Rich has previous experience as associate director of student conduct and Title IX investigator. Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in pre-law and a master’s degree in educational administration leadership and policy. He holds certifications with the Association for Student Conduct Administration and Association for Title IX Administrators.
Don Williams joined the Office of Information Technology at HPU as a network analyst. Williams is tasked with sustaining and improving overall network infrastructure on campus and at remote sites. He has previously worked as a technology coordinator and network administrator. He has a Bachelor of Science in information security and cyber forensics and a certificate in mobile device forensics. He will soon complete his Master of Science in homeland security-information security.
Elizabeth Parker joined the Office of Admission as an admissions counselor. In her role, she assists new students and families in the enrollment process. She has previous experience as a high school science teacher. Parker is a member of HPU’s Class of 2016. She has a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in education.
Paydon Shoaf joined the Phillips School of Business at HPU as an administrative assistant. In her role, she provides support to faculty and adjunct professors and manages the School of Business’s social media pages. She previously served as an intern in HPU’s Employee Wellness department. She has a Bachelor of Science in public health.
Austin Miller joined the Office of Information Services at HPU as a systems specialist. In his role, he supports and maintains business intelligence, data reporting and identity management systems for the university. He has previous experience as an IT specialist and a helpdesk analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree in information systems with a minor in business administration. He also earned Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer certification.
Heidi Davis joined the Office of Academic Services at HPU as a learning excellence specialist. Davis is responsible for supporting students with individualized coaching and life skills. Prior to coming to HPU, she has experience working as a teacher and counselor. She has a master’s degree in education and is a National Certified Counselor.
Jill Moore joined the Webb School of Engineering at HPU as an administrative assistant. In her role, she is responsible for assisting faculty, staff and students in the Webb School of Engineering. She brings 15 years of experience as an administrative assistant for a real estate firm. She has a Bachelor of Science in recreation management with a minor in campus recreation.
Michael Ionescu joined the Office of Admissions at HPU as an admissions leadership counselor. In this role, Ionescu is responsible for assisting prospective students and their families and highlighting the value HPU offers students. He graduated from HPU in May with a bachelor’s in strategic communications and is currently finishing his master’s degree in strategic communication through HPU’s accelerated track.
Tara Craver joined the Office of Academic Services at HPU as a learning excellence specialist. In her role, she is responsible for providing academic coaching and support to students, ensuring they achieve their specific academic and personal goals. She brings more than 18 years of experience working with students as a language development specialist and academic coach. Craver has a bachelor’s degree in special education.
Taylor Cuthbertson joined the Office of Admissions at HPU as an admissions counselor. In her role, she is responsible for working closely with students from the New England region to help to guide them and their families through the admissions process. She previously worked in digital marketing as an account manager for an agency. Cuthbertson earned her bachelor’s in public relations and a minor in nonprofit management.
Paige Ader joined the Office of University Events at HPU as an event planner. In her role, she is responsible for planning, implementing and managing community enrichment events campus-wide. Prior to this position, Ader was a student at HPU and served as a university ambassador, social media manager and student editor. She graduated in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication and a minor in psychology.
Robert Tillman joined the Office of Student Success at HPU as a student success coach. In this role, he is responsible for providing appropriate academic and transitional support to first-year students applicable to all aspects of the student’s life tasks, including academic, personal, social and career. Tillman has prior experience as an academic coach in higher education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human relations from HPU, in addition to a master’s degree in adult education.