HPU Associate VP For Institutional Effectiveness Honored As One Of 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 6, 2010 ? Dr. Alberta Herron, associate vice president for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Psychology at High Point University, has been honored by Business Leader Media as one of the 2010 Triad Women Extraordinaire.

The annual award recognizes and honors the top women in the Triad who are true leaders professionally, as well as leaders in their community who make a difference.

Herron, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology, is a graduate of Rollins College and George Peabody College. She is the founding dean of the Graduate School at HPU, and in 2001, Herron was selected by Rollins College to be featured on its Alumni Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame recognizes living alumni who have distinguished themselves in a particular profession or field.

She has been an educator and administrator in higher education for nearly 35 years. Prior to joining HPU in 1991, she spent 15 years at a public university in Tennessee.

Beyond her educational career, Herron is a graduate of Leadership High Point and a member of the Rotary Club of High Point. Her current board and advisory service includes Communities in Schools of High Point, The Presbyterian Home of High Point?s Foundation Board, as well as the Advisory Council for Pennybyrn at Maryfield. She previously served on the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the High Point Arts Council, the High Point Historical Society, The Presbyterian Home of High Point and River Landing at Sandy Ridge, and the YWCA of High Point. Herron has also served as a reading tutor and a high school career mentor, and also serves as chair of on-and off-site committees of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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 highpoint.edu. 

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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