HPU To Host Educational Leadership Summer Institute

HIGH POINT, NC, June 4, 2009 – High Point University will host the Educational Leadership Summer Institute, which will include a full day of events, on July 24. Events will be held in the Phillips Hall Francis Auditorium.
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.
Guests to participate in the event include school administrators, superintendents, principals and assistant principals and school board members.
The day, which begins with registration at 8 a.m., will feature a 9 a.m. keynote address, “Transforming the Culture of Your Institution,” by Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU.
Presentations will include sessions by the State Department of Public Instruction, as well as Cheryl Fuller, a professional development consultant. Jeanette Gann, a longtime public school teacher and consultant, will present “Transformed Schools: Instructional Leadership with Proven Results.” She will highlight the best practices of several public school principals who are yielding significant gains in student achievement. Gann has produced a number of publications, and shares her expertise nationally with teachers and educational leaders who are seeking proven methods for raising student achievement.
Additional sessions at the daylong event will feature a panel including Maurice “Mo” Green, superintendent of Guilford County Schools; Dr. Donald Martin, superintendent of Forsyth County Schools; Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools; and moderator Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU vice president for academic affairs.
Registration information is located on the HPU Web site at 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 3,500 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 programs. 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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