HPU Announces New Hires in December

HPU Staff

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2021 – High Point University welcomed three new hires in the month of December. They are as follows:

Katherine Quinn joined HPU’s Office of Learning Excellence as a learning excellence specialist.

In this role, she supports students in meeting their academic goals by providing individualized support, coaching, and encouragement. Prior to HPU, she has worked as an educator at the elementary, high school, and collegiate levels. Quinn most recently worked as a cognitive psychology instructor in higher education. She has a B.S. in Psychology, a graduate certificate in climate change and is currently completing an M.A. in Experimental Psychology.


Michelle Rauch joined HPU’s Office of Student Life as a resident director.

In this role, she will oversee McEwen, Wesley, North and Yadkin Halls. Prior to HPU, she served as a resident assistant, student assistant and administrative assistant in higher education. Rauch has also served as an assistant youth programs director for The 422 Sportsplex, which is a recreational indoor sports facility. In this role, she was primarily responsible for assisting with the oversight of youth sports classes and camps.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in sport administration and has her master’s degree in sport administration and sport and exercise psychology.

Brannon Bynum joined HPU’s Office of Learning Excellence as a learning excellence specialist.

In this role, he will be monitoring student academic progress and providing weekly feedback to both students and parents. Bynum will also assess the goals and needs of each student, facilitate actionable steps and empower them to achieve their goals. Prior to HPU, he has worked within the Guilford County Schools District as band director and in higher education as enrollment manager, assistant director of undergraduate admissions and recruitment and enrollment manager.

He has a B.S. in Music Education and is currently pursuing his Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management and development. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. 

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