HPU Associate Dean In School Of Education Named President Of DCCC Foundation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 20, 2009 – Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education at High Point University, has been elected president of the Davidson County Community College Foundation, Inc.

Leonard previously served as vice president and member of the executive committee. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for DCCC as the ethics liaison. She previously served as chairperson for the Board of Trustees.

“As I am an active member in higher education, and in my continuing role as a trustee of DCCC, the leadership role as Foundation president will allow me to impact further the mission of the community college,” Leonard says. “This role gives me the opportunity to work with other Davidson and Davie County community members to assist in continuing, as well as increasing, the scholarships and supporting the programs to help our citizens to meet 21st-century education and employment needs. The goals for this year will be to increase awareness of the Foundation and develop the strategic plan for increasing the endowment.”

The Davidson County Community College Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit educational and charitable organization that was founded in 1968, plays an active role in making the community a better place by helping to provide scholarship funds to students attending DCCC and through enhancing college programs and services. The Foundation currently funds 233 student support scholarships and 44 programs/services enrichment funds.

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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