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Christopher Dudley '94
Senior Vice President
of Development
(336) 841-4530


About Chris:  Chris graduated from HPU in 1994 with a degree in political science. His mother, wife and brother are also HPU alumni.  Prior to returning to HPU in 1999, he received his master’s degree in athletic administration from West Virginia University and worked at Tar Heel Sports Marketing in Chapel Hill, NC.  After serving for five years as the Director of Athletic Development and Marketing in the Office of Institutional Advancement, Chris led many of the operational areas for the university including construction, security, food service, and events, as Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff.  In January 2015, Chris returned to the Office of Institutional Advancement as Senior Vice President for Development to lead the areas of development, alumni engagement and family engagement.  Chris is married to Kristy Scott Dudley ’95 and has two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Avery.    

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Hayley R. Harris '14

Director of Alumni
(336) 841-9548


About Hayley:  Hayley graduated from HPU with a Bachelors of Science degree in 2014.  Immediately following graduation, she married her high school sweetheart and fellow HPU alum, Landon Harris.  Among serving in multiple organizations on campus, Hayley is most proud of her membership on the High Point University Equestrian Team and Vice Presidency of Alpha Chi Omega.  Hayley transitioned from a HPU alumna to a HPU alumna and staff member in August of 2015,  when she joined the Office of Institutional Advancement team as the Young Alumni and Student Engagement Officer.  She is now honored to serve her alma mater in her current role as the Director of Alumni Engagement.

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Gina Palombi '16
Young Alumni and Student Engagement Coordinator
(336) 841-9829


 About Gina:  Gina graduated from HPU in 2016 with a B.S.B.A in Business Administration and a minor in Event Management. As the Young Alumni and Student Engagement Coordinator, Gina works directly with alumni from the past 10 years and current students to consistently instill a culture of philanthropy at HPU and keep them connected to their alma mater. She advises the Young Alumni Council and the Student Alumni Council, organizes student giving programs, such as the Greek Giving Challenge and the Senior Giving Campaign, manages the office’s social media platforms and assists with planning special alumni and student events.

Gina is a New Jersey native and a triplet. She currently resides in Greensboro with her fiancé and high school sweetheart, Aaron. She spends her free time at pure barre, watching hockey (Netflix during the offseason), or walking her precious pup, Brodie.

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Alexis Williams
Alumni Engagement and Events Coordaintor
(336) 841-9698


Meet Alexis: Alexis graduated from Appalachian State University in 2018 with a B.S. in Communication, Public Relations and a minor in marketing. As the Alumni Engagement and Events Coordinator Alexis plans events for alumni that offer opportunities for them to engage with the university and network while supporting their alma mater. She has experience planning and executing events with students, alumni and prospective families. Alexis is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her free time Alexis enjoys spending time with her family, curling up with a good book and TJ Maxx.

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