HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute

HIGH POINT, NC, April 9, 2009 – High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24, 2009. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall lecture auditorium.
Dr. Vernon Farrington, associate professor of education who heads the event, says it has been held only once before – in 2007 – and he now hopes to make it an annual event.
“Public school leaders across North Carolina are working diligently to make their schools better places for students in the 21st century,” says Farrington. “The Summer Institute will feature an outstanding array of speakers who will focus on strategies that have proven to be successful and significant. The School of Education at High Point University is thrilled to host this event.”
The theme will be “Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change: Practical Solutions from Proven Leaders,” and will allow participants to gain insights from various leaders with established track records for producing positive results.
Farrington says he’s expecting 170 guests, which will include school administrators, superintendents, principals and assistant principals, and school board members.
The day, which begins with registration at 8:00 a.m., followed by a 9:00 a.m. presentation by Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, will feature a variety of events. Presentations will include two morning sessions by the State Department of Public Instruction, as well as Cheryl Fuller, a professional development consultant. Afternoon sessions will feature a panel including Maurice “Mo” Green, superintendent, Guilford County Schools; Dr. Donald Martin, superintendent, Forsyth County Schools; Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent, Asheboro City Schools; and moderator Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU vice president for academic affairs.
Registration information is located on the HPU Web site at http://www.highpoint.edu/ by clicking on School of Education. There is a registration fee of $125, which includes meals, Qubein’s book “Stairway to Success” and other educational resources.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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