HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2021 – High Point University welcomed 12 new hires in the month of March. They are as follows:
Dale Krites joined HPU’s Office of Financial Affairs as senior accountant. Krites is involved in all things accounting with a focus in the areas of grants, endowments and pledges in the Office of Financial Affairs. Krites brings accounting experience in banking and insurance, manufacturing and the government sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a licensed CPA in North Carolina.
Rachel Diaz joined Facility Operations at HPU as a horticulturist. In this role, Diaz is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. She assists with creating horticultural and botanical diversity and a landscape that enhances the experience of students, families and campus visitors. Prior to HPU, she held several gardens and botanical positions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental horticulture.
Debbie Hammond joined HPU’s Office of Student Affairs as an administrative assistant. In this role, Hammond serves as an administrative assistant in counseling services. She assists with scheduling client appointments and maintaining an office conducive to the needs of clients and staff. Prior to HPU, she worked in office management, customer service, call centers and in education settings such as elementary to community college levels. Hammond has an associate of applied science in business administration and a Bachelor of Science in business.
Alexus Widemon joined HPU’s Office of Student Affairs as a resident director. Widemon serves as resident director for Blessing and Belk Hall. She supervises residents and ensures students have a successful residential experience. Prior to HPU, she worked in higher education and property management. She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, professional studies and is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in higher education.
Cheyanne Clouse joined HPU’s Office of Recreation Services as associate director of campus fitness programs. Clouse provides holistic fitness and wellness-based programs and services for students. Some of these include personal training and group fitness classes. Prior to HPU, she worked in various fitness roles that included fitness graduate assistant, fitness director and general manager. She received her B.S. in exercise science and M.S. in health promotion. She is certified in personal training, group fitness and is an health education specialist.
Corrie Bruce joined HPU’s Office of Communications as a member of Campus Concierge. Bruce provides a single source of knowledge for all campus and community information, as well as an exceptional customer service experience for the campus community. Prior to HPU, Bruce served as a resident assistant for HPU’s Office of Student Life. Bruce received a B.A. in English writing from High Point University.
Tralea Armstrong joined HPU’s Office of Student Accounts as office coordinator. Armstrong serves as a helping hand to the students and staff in Student Accounts by responding to inquiries and providing assistance to anyone who needs it. Prior to HPU, she worked in both higher and elementary education levels. Armstrong has a Bachelor of Science in business administration and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
Candice Phipps joined Facility Operations at HPU as assistant manager of the University Mail Center. As part of her responsibilities, Phipps receives incoming mail for students, staff and faculty and then ensures that is sent to the appropriate areas in a timely manner. She has 12 years of management experience and 22 years of customer service experience. She has an associate degree in advertising and graphic design.
Teresa Loflin joined HPU’s Office of Communications as writer and editor. As writer and editor for HPU, Loflin writes and shares stories about the success of students, faculty and staff including their contributions to their respective fields and to the community. She also assists with editing various university publications. Prior to HPU, Loflin was the marketing coordinator for the High Point Museum. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and is involved in several community organizations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English/communications from HPU.
Meagan McNeely joined the Office of Religion and Philosophy as director of the Bonner Leader Program. McNeely oversees all aspects of the HPU’s Bonner Program. The Bonner Program provides a diverse group of low-income, under-represented, and first-generation students with the opportunity to attend college, while engaging their talents in building and supporting communities through community-based work-study placements. Prior to HPU, she worked in the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning; Office of Title IX and Equal Opportunity; and the Intercultural Engagement Center in higher education settings. McNeely was a Bonner during her undergraduate education at Mars Hill University. She holds a bachelor’s degree sociology, a bachelor’s degree in religion and a Master of Divinity.
Madison Southern joined HPU’s Office of Student Life as an administrative assistant. Southern assists students with questions and supports the student life office staff with operations. Previously, she worked at Flores & Associates, a third-party administrator of benefits in Charlotte. Southern holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and is currently pursuing her Master of Education of higher education.
Kendal McAuley joined HPU’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy as a standardized client program assistant. She assists with the recruitment, training, and scheduling of the Standardized Clients (SCs), preparing for SC cases and developing assessment reports, as well as working closely with the SCs, faculty and staff and students. Her prior work experience includes work in K-12 education, as well as a Sunday Morning Show Host for WLWL 770AM Big Wave Radio in Rockingham, North Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a M.Ed. in secondary education. She is currently working on her Ed.D. in organizational leadership.