HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2016 – High Point University continues to attract educational leaders to its campus with 49 new faculty members this year.
They represent a variety of disciplines including pharmacy, health sciences, communication, business, religion, history and more as HPU continues to build both professional programs and a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Many of the positions are also the result of four new academic schools added to campus – the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, the School of Art and Design, the Congdon School of Health Sciences and the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy.
They’re also indicative of the transformation that’s taken place at HPU. Total enrollment is at 4,800 students this year, up from 1,450 a decade ago. There are now 300 full-time faculty on campus, up from 108 in 2005.
“Our growing number of faculty members represents our focus on research and mentorship,” says Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU provost. “Our students benefit from their wisdom, close instruction and small class sizes, and because of that, our graduates go to launch lives of success and significance.”
In total, HPU now employs more than 1,500 people, as well as more than 200 contract personnel working daily on the construction site of a new complex to house the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. Positions are expected to continue to grow as the university continues its expansion, including a new residence hall for which ground was broken this summer and a new arena and conference center.