HPU Creates More Than 100 New Jobs In 2009

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 12, 2009 – Thanks to the exponential growth of High Point University, more jobs are being created for the community. In 2009 alone, 108 new jobs have been created at the university. 
 
In the last 12 months, the university hired 108 individuals to fill new positions in teaching, administration, food service and campus enhancement. Officials are also anticipating the addition of 50 new positions in 2010, bringing the total number of employees to 750 at HPU – double of what it was a mere three years ago.
 
Because of the multiple jobs created, HPU makes a big economic footprint in the Triad – the estimated economic impact of HPU on the four-county regional economy is $367.42 million.
 
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 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 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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