Executive Council

President: Erin Schneller (Wake Forest University)

Erin Schneller currently serves as a Community Director at Wake Forest University. She is excited to continue to serve NCHO as we embark on the next 50 years of the organization in addition to increasing opportunities on the state level for students and professionals. Outside of work, you can find Erin chasing her son around campus and continuing to explore the Triad. She also loves to travel with her husband, son, and two chihuahuas. Contact me at president@ncho.org.

President-Elect: Zachary “Zach” Short (Wake Forest University)

Zachary Short is a Community Director at Wake Forest University. Zachary is excited to serve NCHO as the President Elect to help build stronger bonds across the state, work toward continuing to sustain the organization and propel it into the next 50 years. When he is not at work, you can most likely find Zachary taking his dog, Koda, on walks or out on the golf course. He also enjoys hiking, camping and hanging out with friends. Contact me at president-elect@ncho.org.

Past President: Curtis “CJ” Jackson (NC State)

Curtis “CJ” Jackson Jr (He/Him) is a servant leader who believes greatness and leadership are rooted in an individual’s willingness to be of service to others. CJ has served as an Assistant Director for Residence Life at North Carolina State University since January of 2015. Prior to NC State, he served as a Community Director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his graduate studies at Ball State University where he served as an Assistant Residence Hall Director. He is known and been recognized locally and regionally for his contributions to the Housing organizations he has been a part of as well as his contribution to mentoring young professionals in the field. CJ has devoted a majority of his career to researching and identifying best practices to address the issues that impact the recruitment and retention of Black Males in higher education. His work architecting Black Male Initiative living learning program at NC State has attracted attention of practitioners from peer institutions. Away from the office CJ is devoted to his family and cherishes his role as a father to his two beautiful and intelligent daughters. In his free time, CJ participates in competitive contact flag football where he has earned three (3) World Championships.

As a member of the NCHO Executive Board, CJ looks forward to serving the organization that played a major role in the foundation he established while supporting our member institutions in achieving the mission and vision for their departments and institutions. Contact me at past-president@ncho.org.

Business Manager: Crystal Harvey (High Point University)

Crystal Harvey currently serves as the Director of Residence Life at High Point University. Prior to working in Housing and Residence Life full-time, she worked for four years as a Project Lead at an international accounting firm, PwC. The role of Business Manager feeds her love for numbers and budgeting. It is her honor to use her skills set to help keep NCHO in good financial health. Outside of work, you can find Crystal at Target or TJ Maxx as she is an avid shopper and loves a good sale. Contact me at business@ncho.org.

Communications Coordinator: Ivy Ferreira (High Point University)

Ivy Ferreira currently serves as a Community Director at High Point University. She received her B.S. in Communications with a focus in Public Relations. Ivy is excited to continue to learn communications trends and implement them in real time serving as the Communications Coordinator. In her free time, Ivy enjoys thrifting, leading her Girl Scout Troop, and spending time with her cats (Jack and Salem). Contact me at communications@ncho.org.

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Technology Coordinator: Caroline Carpenter (NC State)

Caroline Carpenter is the Marketing Manager for University Housing at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Resident Advisor for three years. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys reading, photography, and trivia night with her friends. She also loves going on walks with her dog, Han (like Solo). Contact me at technology@ncho.org.

Assessment Coordinator: Vacant

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Professional Development Coordinator: Savannah Matherly (NC State)

Savannah Matherly currently serves as a Residence Life Coordinator at NC State University. She is excited to provide accessible and intentional professional development opportunities for folks in our state across all levels! She enjoys spending time and making new memories with her fiance outside of work – She couldn’t do the work she does without his support. Contact me at prodevo-chair@ncho.org.

Annual Conference Chair: Nadia Sharpe (NC State University)

Nadia Sharpe currently serves as a Residence Life Coordinator at NC State University. She is thrilled to be the Annual Conference Chair for NCHO, as she is passionate about event planning and community building. Outside of work, Nadia enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the Carolinas through adventures, and traveling to experience different cultures. She is also an avid cook, enjoys hosting parties, and loves indulging my creative side with fun crafts. Contact me at conference-chair@ncho.org.

Annual Conference Chair-Select: Vacant

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Membership Coordinator: Vacant

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Inquiries about the RA Drive-In can be addressed to membership@ncho.org.

SEAHO Representative: Gia Lee (Wake Forest University)

Gia Lee currently serves as Assistant Director of Residential Conduct at Wake Forest University. She is excited to continue her work advocating for the state of North Carolina in the SEAHO boardroom. She is also most excited to share the best conference memories with all of you. Gia enjoys going out and exploring with her husband and their dog Winnie. Contact me at ncstaterep@seaho.org.

Senior Housing Officer (SHO) Representative: Vacant

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New Professional and Graduate (NPGS) Representative: Reaiah E. Rutherford (UNC-Charlotte)

Reaiah E. Rutherford currently serves as a Residence Education Coordinator at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In this role, she is excited to be an advocate and help graduate students and new professionals find opportunities to connect. Outside of work, she enjoys playing her violin and traveling internationally. Contact me at new-professional-rep@ncho.org.

Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Representative: Liz Shepard (Winston-Salem State University)

Liz Shepard M.Ed. serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, Curriculum, and Assessment for Winston-Salem State University’s Housing and Residence Life. Liz serves as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Representative for NCHO. In this role, Liz advocates and brings attention to the needs and talents of HBCUs in the state of North Carolina. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include baking, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops! Contact me at hbcu@ncho.org.

Small College & University (SCU) Representative: Marqiece Cunningham (Campbell University)

Marqiece Cunningham (He/Him) is the Interim Director of Residence Life & Housing at Campbell University. Since changing industries from industrial sales to student affairs, Marqiece has enjoyed engaging in mentorship and supervisor roles at various institutions. He is excited to help connect staff at fellow small colleges and universities feel more connected to NCHO. Since arriving in North Carolina, he has been found a lot of joy in connecting Black people to outdoor recreation through leading hikes in the Triangle. When he’s not on the trails, Marqiece can be found at local events or playing video games with friends. Contact me at small-college-university@ncho.org.