Brent Stirewalt is our new campus controller. He comes to JWU from Compass Group where he was the field accounting supervisor for more than three years. Prior to that, he worked for the Institute for Professional Development as a regional director of accounting and director of FP&A. Brent has bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting from UNC-Charlotte. He lives in Waxhaw, is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family.
Mandy Hines is our new admissions rep. She will cover Eastern Carolina including Greenville, Fayetteville and Wilmington. You might know Mandy during her time with the NC Restaurant & Lodging Association where she was the director of hospitality education. She has been on campus numerous times during her work with ProStart. She also recently worked as a sales development and training manager for Inmar in Winston Salem, a consulting and digital software service in the promotional, health care and supply chain industries. Mandy has two children currently attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., who both graduate in May 2020.
Darin Spencer, Ph.D.,CPA, is our new assistant professor in the College of Business. Darin will teach MGMT1001, Business Management 1, and MGMT2001, Human Resource Management. He most recently worked as an assistant professor at Catawba College in Salisbury. Darin has a Ph.D. in business administration (accounting specialization) from Northcentral University, a master of accountancy (MAcc) from UNC-Charlotte, a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Pfeiffer University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UNC-Charlotte.
Greg Taylor, CPA, is a new adjunct instructor in the College of Business. He will teach MGMT2030, Operations & Supply Chain Management I. Greg was the chief purchasing officer for Bank of America. He has also been a consultant at Accenture in supply chain. Prior to that Greg was vice president of manufacturing for Scientific Atlanta. He has a master’s degree n management from Northwestern University in finance, accounting, and economics and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Yale university. Greg is a CPA.
Mariko Dailey is our new part time reference librarian. She will be working on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Mariko has worked for several libraries and archives, most recently as a media assistant with CMS during the 2018-19 school year. She has also worked on several digitization and metadata projects. Mariko earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons University and a bachelor’s degree in history from UNC-Charlotte. She enjoys history, hiking, and traveling, also reading and binging on Netflix!
Yvonne Vega, our new admissions counselor, joins JWU on Sept 3. She comes to us from Harding University High School where she was a registrar. Yvonne graduated in 2016 from California State University Fullerton where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Afro ethnic studies and human communication. “I've always been drawn to the south, so moving south post college was always a goal of mine. I specifically picked Charlotte because I was drawn by how fast the city was growing, how much potential and opportunity there is in the city, and because it is the perfect balance between the south and the east. It's not too extreme in either sociocultural or weather.” Yvonne has a “prickly baby,” a hedgehog named Cactus.