HPU Employment Up 15 Percent; Adds 115 New Faculty And Staff Members

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2010 – As the High Point University academic programs continue to expand along with the overall size of campus, so does the number of top-notch faculty and staff. The university has added an additional 115 faculty and staff to the HPU family ? a 15 percent increase from last year.

The numbers translate an overall trend on the growing campus. In 2004, 462 full-time employees worked at the university. Today, the university staffs 879 full-time and full-time equivalent employees – an impressive 90 percent increase.

“We have added quite a few impressive faculty and staff members to start off the 2010-11 academic year. Many of these new employees have come from outside of High Point, which is wonderful news for the community – as they buy new homes, patron local businesses and help High Point thrive,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “We have been truly fortunate with the amount of positive activity taking place on campus, including our growing academic programs, as well as student life programs and the overall expansion of campus. Adding new members to the HPU family is a natural extension of this positive growth.”

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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among comprehensive colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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