HPU President Named Among 'Most Admired' In North Carolina

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2009 – Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, has been named among one of the most admired leaders in North Carolina by News & Record columnist Doug Clark.

In the commentary, Clark says Qubein is responsible for “putting HPU on the map in four years, following a dynamic business career.”

Others on the list include Maya Angelou, Richard Petty, Billy Graham, Hugh McColl, Roy Williams and Andy Griffith.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. 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 www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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