Welcome New Employees

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Keyana Shyrier is new associate director of community standards & conduct. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the Student Code of Conduct, including the conduct review process outlined in the JWU Student Handbook. Keyana will also be responsible for developing and implementing educational initiatives and programs to build an engaging and inclusive JWU campus for all students. She comes to JWU from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro where she worked in Housing and Residence Life. She received a master’s degree in adult education, with an emphasis in higher education administration and leadership studies, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina A&T State University. Keyana is a doctoral student at UNC-Greensboro and is enrolled in the educational studies program with an emphasis in higher education administration.


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Hannah Oxendine, a Charlotte native, is the new administrative assistant for the Center for Academic Support and the College of Hospitality Management. Hannah comes to us from Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden where she worked as a guest services representative. Hannah was also an intern with Communities in Schools last year at West Meck High School, where her mother and grandparents graduated! She has a Bachelor of Social Work from UNC-Charlotte, and is currently working on her master’s degree in counseling, with a concentration in school counseling, via NC State University’s online program.


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Raymond Obertautsch is our new project manager with CMTI. He transferred from Kissimmee, Fla., to the Charlotte office to fulfill his role at JWU. Raymond and his CMTI team are responsible for maintaining the Academic Center, Cedar Halls, Wildcat Center, and City View Towers. Please route service requests via School Dude or Charlottehousekeeping@jwu.edu

. (Gateway Village and Gateway Center are cleaned by UMC. For cleaning assistance in those areas please use School Dude or contact Glenn Hamilton.) Raymond is currently commuting from Greenville, S.C., where his daughter’s family lives, so he is enjoying time with his young grandson and granddaughter while he looks for permanent housing in Charlotte. His wife works at Disney and plans to move to Charlotte in a few months.