HPU Hires Watson As Instructor Of Communications

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2010 – Phil Watson has been hired as instructor of communications in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University.

Watson, who is originally from New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

In his new role, Watson will be responsible for teaching human communication, strategic communication, principles of marketing, and communication in sport.

“I can tell High Point University is leading a new wave in higher education, and the enthusiasm around here is contagious,” says Watson. ?This place is going to sneak up on a lot of people.?

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 Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. 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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