Faculty Review Committee

The Faculty Review Committee has responsibility for the curricular development of the Service Learning Program (SL) and the Civic Responsibility and Social Innovation (CSI) Degree. This committee — composed of students, faculty, and administrators — ensures the right faculty are selected to become Service Learning faculty, oversees the workshops that prepare faculty to teach Service Learning, reviews SL and CSI courses, and works to spread understanding and awareness of the importance of these programs to a holistic, liberal arts education.

Dr. Joe Blosser, Chair Ex-Officio
Dr. Cara Kozma, Asst Chair  
Mr. Doug Brown Minister to the University (Rev. Preston Davis)
Ms. Ashlyn Bruning Students (Marissa Levine and Manning Franks)
Dr. Martin DeWitt Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (Dr. Carole Stoneking)
Ms. Kathy Elliott  
Dr. Scott MacLeod  
Dr. Paul Ringel  
Ms. Benita VanWinkle  
Dr. Elyse Watkins  
Dr. Barbara Zwadyk  


Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee offers advise, counsel, recommendations, and assessments of the work HPU students and AmeriCorps VISTAs do in the Greater High Point area. This Committee — composed of community leaders, neighborhood members, students, and non-profit executives — helps to ensure that the work HPU students do in the community is sustainable, effective, and in the true spirit of partnership.


  1. Vicki Miller, Community Volunteer at Fairview Elementary School
  2. Lee Gann, Mobile Farmers Market and Library Farmers Market Coordinator
  3. Jakki Davis, PNAC Executive Director
  4. Bisharat Khan, First-Generation HPU College Student and High Point Central Graduate
  5. Lorinda Umphlett, PTA President at Northwood Elementary School
  6. Chris Gillespe, Executive Director of West End Ministries
  7. Liz Samuels, Communities in Schools at Northwood Elementary School
  8. Jerry Mingo, Burns Hill Community Association President
  9. Patrick Harman, Executive Director of the Hayden-Harman Foundation
  10. Carl Vierling, Executive Director of the Greater High Point Food Alliance