HPU Hires Thompson As Payroll Specialist


HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2011 ? High Point University has hired Keysha Thompson as payroll specialist in the General Accounting Office.

In her new role, Thompson is responsible for processing payroll and benefits for HPU?s growing number of staff and faculty.

“I am very excited to be a part of High Point University,? says Thompson. ?I see this as a magnificent new journey along an extraordinary path, with no end in sight. I look forward to serving in this thriving community.?

Thompson comes to HPU with approximately 3 years payroll experience. She is originally from Goldsboro, N.C.

HPU announced earlier this year that it would add 149 employees by August, bringing the total employment to more than 1,000. 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 staff and faculty openings.

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

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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