Staff Directory

J. Scott Derrick

Executive Director, Popp Martin Student Union & Cone University Center


J Scott Derrick has spent over 25 years in the Student Affairs profession, working in Student Activities and Student Unions in multiple positions. A native of Irmo, South Carolina, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Furman University (Greenville, SC) in 1988 and a Master of Education degree in Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) in 1990. 

Gillian Perry

Assistant Director, Administration


Gillian Perry is a midwestern native with a southern heart.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Professional Writing from UNC Wilmington in 2013 and a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University in 2015.

Morgan Meehan

Senior Associate Director, Popp Martin Student Union and Cone University Center


Morgan Meehan joined the Popp Martin Student Union team in January 2017. Morgan grew up outside of Nashville, TN and counts North Carolina as the fifth state she has lived in over the years. She received a Bachelor in Arts degree in History from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in 2009 and a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) in 2011. 

Samantha Mello

Business Services Accounting Assistant


Jim Kay

Assistant Director, Facilities


Jim Kay has been with UNC Charlotte since 2005. His previous experiences include 15 year career in the professional performing arts as an actor, technical director and production stage manager, and 11 years coordinating maintenance and custodial services in ICF homes for special needs populations. During his spare time he and his wife Jan enjoy camping, fishing, and kayaking.


Operations Coordinator


Ernest Purifoy

Maintenance Supervisor

Randy Barnhill

Maintenance Technician

Kiye Yang

Building Services Supervisor — First Shift


Kiye Yang is originally from Korea and moved to the United States in 1990. She has worked at UNC Charlotte for over 20 years, first at the James H.

Del Chambers

Building Services Supervisor — Second Shift