Student Government Association

Executive Council

HPU Student Government Association

2015 – 2016 Executive Council


The Gilstrap Administration



President – Joshua Gilstrap

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Past Education: The Classical Academy
Major: Philosophy & Computer Science Double Major
Class: Class of 2016
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, traveling, technology, history, philosophy, politics, current events, etc.
Fun Fact: I took 6 years of Latin.
Organization Affiliations: Student Judicial Board Hearing Officer & Hearing Chair


Vice President – Lydia Prior

Hometown: Culpeper, VA
Past Education: Culpeper County High School
Major: Business Administration
Class: Class of 2016
Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, volleyball, reading, volunteering, and traveling
Fun Fact: My hometown was ranked one of the Top 10 Smallest Towns in America.
Organization Affiliations: Kappa Delta Sorority, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Ski and Snowboard Club Fundraising Chair, Academic Tutor (Economics and ADV), Resident Assistant


Treasurer – David Holmes

Hometown: Cary, NC
Past Education: Cary High School
Major: Accounting
Class: Class of 2016
Interests/Hobbies: Sports, woodworking, stock trading
Fun Fact:  I have never been out of the country.
Organization Affiliations: Alpha Kappa Psi


Secretary – Alex Archuleta

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
Past Education: Santa Fe Preparatory School
Major: Media and Popular Culture Communications
Class: Class of 2018
Interests/Hobbies: Volleyball
Fun Fact: I went to the same high school as Tom Ford
Organization Affiliations: Kappa Delta, Peer Mentor

Attorney General – Sarah Field

Hometown: Tega Cay, SC
Past Education: Fort Mill High School
Major: Chemistry & Criminal Justice Double Major
Class: Class of 2016
Interests/Hobbies: Volleyball, forensics
Fun Fact: Helped design the lab section of a forensics class that is being offered this semester.
Organization Affiliations: Club Volleyball President, Student Judicial Board Attorney General, Peer Mentor, Women’s Complex Office Assistant, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Alpha Sigma Pi


Chief Justice – Jordan Bydume

Hometown: Brandywine, MD
Past Education: Grace Brethren Christian School
Major: Business Administration & Entrepreneurship Double Major
Class: Class of 2017
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Swimming, Writing, Watching TV, and Traveling
Fun Fact: I didn’t go to Disney World until I was 18 because I was afraid of the people dressed up as characters!
Organization Affiliations: Peer Mentor, Student Justice, and Diversity Club


Chief of Staff – Rachel Callaway

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Past Education: Santa Susana High School
Major: Strategic Communications
Class: Class of 2017
Interests/Hobbies: Dancing, singing, going to Disneyland, and volunteering
Fun Fact: I was born with a broken collar bone.
Organization Affiliations: Student Judicial Board Advocate, Women’s Complex Resident Assistant


Student Services / Diversity Chair – Mayeesa Mitchell

Hometown: East Orange, NJ
Past Education: Mitchell Academy (home-schooled)
Major: Journalism & Business Administration Double Major
Class: Class of 2016
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, singing, writing, playing board games, watching television dramas
Fun Fact: My name means “Walking with a proud swinging form.”
Organization Affiliations: Alpha Delta Theta, Genesis Gospel Choir, National Association of Black Journalists, HPU Student Diversity Council, Campus Chronicle, Diversity Club, Lambda Pi Eta


Academic Chair – Reza Moghtaderi Esfahani

Hometown: Trinity, NC
Past education: Sadat Educational Complex & High Point Christian Academy
Major: Computer Science
Class: Class of 2016
Interests: Listening to audiobooks, Hiking, Mobile app development
Fun fact: I can write sentences from left to right and right to left
Organization affiliations: Tutors Club, MACS Club, ACM Club, International Club, Odyssey Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Interfaith United, Student Judicial Board


Technology Chair – Michael Cantor

Hometown: Broadway, VA
Past Education: Broadway High School
Major: Physics & Computer Science Double Major
Class: Class of 2016
Interests/Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, programming
Fun Fact: I’m pretty good at table tennis (ping pong).
Organization Affiliations: HPU’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, Society of Physics Students, and MACS Club

Publicity Chair – Liz Reichart 

Hometown: Dayton, OH
Past Education: Hudson High School
Major: International Business and Graphic Design
Class: Class of 2017
Interests/Hobbies: Creating things and drinking copious amount of black coffee
Fun Fact: I grew up abroad in Switzerland, so I consider myself a connoisseur of fine chocolate and cheese.
Organization Affiliations: Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Campus Chronicle, Pi Delta Phi Society

Advisor – Stephanie Todt


Hometown: Rexford, NY
Past Education: B.S.B.A Marketing, Suffolk University Class of 2013; M. Ed. Clemson Class of 2015
Interests/Hobbies: Crafting, Fantasy Football, Figure Skating
Fun Fact:  I’m from NY, but I love all Boston sports teams! I also studied abroad in London.


Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)