Gay is returning to the department as the Costume Shop Manager after serving as Costume Designer and Instructor of Costume Design from 2014-2020. She got both her BA and MFA degrees from the University of NC at Greensboro and taught courses in Costume Technology there for 20 years before joining the HPU Department of Theater and Dance. She designed costumes for all the department productions during her previous position at HPU. She is delighted to return to the Costume Studio and looks forward to continuing her relationship with the students, faculty and staff. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her husband, children and extended family.