HPU Hosts Meeting For North Carolina Partnership For Economic Development

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 2, 2010 ? High Point University recently hosted the third quarter meeting of the North Carolina Partnership for Economic Development (NCPED) on campus. The meeting was held July 30 in the Plato Wilson School of Commerce.

NCPED is a nonprofit corporation that represents North Carolina’s seven regional economic development organizations, which together represent all 100 counties in the state.

Those in attendance included presidents and chairs of the regional partnerships, as well as guests. The group heard a presentation by Leslie Boney and Courtney Thornton of The University of North Carolina System describing a new web-based UNC System tool to support economic development in North Carolina.

The group meets quarterly to share information among the regions and with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

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 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 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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