HPU Hires Associate Professor Of Strategic Communication

Posted on December 2, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2010 – Dr. Virginia McDermott has been hired as associate professor of communication and graduate coordinator in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University.

In her new position, McDermott is responsible for developing the new Master?s program in strategic communication.

McDermott, who is originally from New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from The College of New Jersey, a Master of Arts degree in communication at Texas State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in communication from The University of Illinois.

“The opportunities available at High Point University seem unending, and I look forward to working with great students and great colleagues,” says McDermott.

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. 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

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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