Chowan University hires Director of Human Resources

Timothy Steinrock joins the Chowan University staff as Director of Human Resources. 

Following an extensive search and review process, numerous highly qualified applicants were identified. Ultimately, the search committee selected Steinrock for the recently redeveloped position of Director of Human Resources. He reports to the Vice President of Business Affairs and oversees the Human Resources Department. 

Steinrock, originally from Reading, PA, has many years of senior human resources leadership and is poised to build upon the current success of the department. “Tim’s diverse experience in private higher education positions him to understand the dynamics and challenges that face private universities,” said Danny Davis, Vice President for Business Affairs.

Steinrock earned his Master of Science in education from Elmira College and his Bachelor of Science in education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He earned both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certificate and the Senior Certified Professional (SCP) Certificate through continuing post-graduate educational credits (60 credits every 3 years). He recently recertified with the national governing bodies, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) for each certificate.

Prior to Chowan, Steinrock served as Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Elizabethtown College (PA) and Associate Vice President & Director of Human Resources at Albright College. Please join Chowan University in welcoming Tim Steinrock.

As one of the fastest growing universities in the United States for the past ten years, Chowan University, a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1848, enrolls more than 1,500 students each year and is located in the Historic Inner Banks community of Murfreesboro in Northeastern North Carolina. The university is in close proximity to the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads Virginia. Chowan’s park-like campus features more than 400 acres including Lake Vann, the beloved “Squirrel Park” and the original McDowell Columns Hall, erected in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Chowan offers over 75 undergraduate academic programs among The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Education, The School of Fine & Applied Arts, and The School of Business, and offers Masters Degrees through the School of Graduate Studies. Several departments are also individually accredited, such as Teacher Education Program’s accreditation by NCDPI and NCATE, as well as the Music program’s institutional accreditation by NASM. An NCAA Division II member institution, Chowan offers 19 varsity sports, as well as co-ed cheerleading, with eleven programs in Conference Carolinas and nine in the CIAA.

For more information about Chowan University, visit or call 1-888-4-CHOWAN.


Amanda Bradshaw Sharpe | University Relations |

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