HPU Associate Dean In EDP To Serve As Vice President Of North Carolina Adult Education Association

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 16, 2010 – Tracy Collum, associate dean in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Adult Education Association.

Collum, who previously served as a board member of NCAEA for the 2008-09 term, will be developing a new Web site for the upcoming term year to help kick start the group?s membership campaign, and increase the statewide visibility for the association.

NCAEA is an organization close to Collum?s heart, as the group?s goals are on par with her goals at HPU.

“It’s an organization of continuing higher education, adult education and training professions that provides learning initiatives, professional development and networking opportunities for its members,” Collum says. “The group also advocates resources and information, and also serves as a wonderful resource for educational leaders and the general public on lifelong learning initiatives, programming, collaboration, advocacy and research.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring 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 or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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