The future of High Point University is bright. Just ahead on the horizon are two major projects spurred and supported by alumni and parents of current students. The Center for Student Success and the Athletic Performance Center will offer students new professional and career development opportunities while continuing to enhance the stellar academic experience offered at HPU.
The Center for Student Success, scheduled for completion in fall 2014, is a $16 million, 40,000-square-foot facility that will be a central hub of activity for students preparing for job interviews, seeking career development opportunities and looking for ways to diversify their career skills. It will house the Office of Career and Internship Services, the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Service Learning, the Freshman Success Program and more.
Parents of current students have committed to covering the cost as the university continues to transform and grow. Already, gifts have been received or pledged by nine families from Atlanta; Baltimore; New York; Charlotte; Richmond, Va.; Charleston, W.Va.; Newark, N.J.; Chevy Chase, Md.; and Williamsburg, Va.
The facility will be located on Fifth Street behind the University Center complex. The structure will also include conference and meeting space for proposed executive education offerings slated for the near future.
Ground will soon be broken for a new Athletic Performance Center that features a 120-seat academic center as well as a state-of-the-art athletic training center for student-athletes. The 31,500-square-foot facility will house the Panthers’ growing athletics program including new locker rooms and lounges for the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
The women’s lacrosse team has already won multiple conference championships and advanced to this year’s NCAA tournament, while the men’s lacrosse team recently completed its inaugural season. The women’s soccer team has been to the NCAA tournament four times since 2003.
The Panther Club, the university’s athletic booster club, committed $3 million toward the project.