HPU President To Receive Governor's Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2010 ? Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, has been named a recipient of the Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award.

Qubein, who will be honored at a special ceremony on May 13 in Raleigh, joins a list of other notable recipients of the Governor’s Award, including Terry Sanford, Hugh Morton, Bill Friday, Jim Hunt and Erskine Bowles.  He will be honored for a lifetime of achievement in business, education and entrepreneurship.

The Governor’s Award is Leadership North Carolina’s highest honor and is given to a North Carolinian who serves as a leadership role model, and whose efforts have resulted in an improved quality of life for the citizens of our state.

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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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