Ward Joins HPU Board of Trustees


HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2012 – Dr. Alexander (Al) Ward has been elected to the Board of Trustees at High Point University.

Ward serves as senior pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and maintains an active role in community service in the Piedmont Triad. He serves on the Board of Directors at Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville and on the Board of Trustees at The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem.

A native of Durham, he graduated from High Point University in 1974. He went on to receive his Master’s in Divinity at Duke Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Miriam, have two daughters, Erin Ward and Meredith Vaughn.

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 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. Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

# # # Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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