HPU To Add 149 New Employees By August 2011 And Faculty Positions Double Over 2005

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 – High Point University will add 149 new employees by August 2011, bringing total employment to more than 1,000. Forty-one of the 149 jobs have been filled since August, but 108 new positions have yet to be filled. Since 2005, over 100 new full-time faculty positions have been added.  The School of Health Sciences, proposed to open in 2014, will also create an additional 60 to 70 faculty openings.     

The new employees to be added by August 2011 include faculty for the School of Health Sciences, School of Communication, School of Education, School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. Other departments on campus adding new employees include admissions, security, transportation, student activities, student life, administration, communications, business, information technology, academic staff, hospitality service, campus enhancement and athletics.

The wide range of available jobs reflects growth in all areas of HPU; the need for additional faculty and staff will continue to increase with the planned expansion and transformation of campus.

“High Point University is thriving, and we are truly blessed to be able to continue offering employment opportunities,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “The university’s annual economic impact on the state is $415 million.”

Jobs are currently posted on the HPU website at www.highpoint.edu/jobs. Additional positions will be posted through August 2011.

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 and Chief of Staff

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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