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HPU Athletic Director To Appear On 'Triad Today' To Discuss Growth, Change In Athletics

06.10.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 10, 2010 ? “Triad Today” will finish its series on the amazing transformation at High Point University by featuring Athletic Director Craig Keilitz, who will appear on the program at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 11. The program airs on the local ABC affiliate, WXLV-ABC-45 (Time Warner Cable channel 7).

During his appearance, Keilitz hopes to discuss his reasons for coming to the university, growth and change in the athletic department, the importance of HPU athletics to the city of High Point and more.

“I have been at Florida State University, the University of Michigan and Wake Forest University ? when this job became available, I saw it as a great opportunity,” says Keilitz, who came to the university in January 2008. “I was truly impressed by the vision and the promise at HPU under the leadership of Dr. Nido Qubein. That’s what really interested me in this position.”

Keilitz says under Qubein’s leadership, HPU has seen incredible growth ? including athletics ? and has become a spotlight in the city.

Just this summer, plans call for remodeling and renovation in the men’s and women’s basketball offices, women’s lacrosse locker rooms and offices, men’s soccer locker rooms, women’s soccer offices and more.

The constant growth and change is part of the package, and Keilitz sees athletic events as the perfect way for the community to become involved with the university.

“We want the community to know that we’re their team,” Keilitz says. “We want them to bring their families for great fun and entertainment.”

Additionally, Keilitz says athletics provides a great economic boost to the community ? thanks to the many sporting events that occur throughout the year.

“We are bringing people here to the city to show them what a wonderful place this is,” Keilitz adds.

“Triad Today” has previously featured Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at HPU, Roger Clodfelter, assistant vice president and director of ‘WOW!’, Ed Simpson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre, as well as Dr. Aaron Titus, associate professor of physics.

The program will repeat at 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, on WMYV-My 48 (Time Warner channel 15).

“Triad Today” is a locally produced public affairs program that covers a variety of topics, ranging from healthcare to education, and from politics to finance. For more information, visit http://www.triadtoday.com/.

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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