HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2013 – Parents of current High Point University students are committing to finance the cost of the new Center for Student Success in its entirety. The price tag for construction is estimated at $16 million.
Already the gifts have been received or pledged by six families from Atlanta; Baltimore; New York; Richmond, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charleston, W.Va.; Newark, New Jersey; Chevy Chase, Md.; and Williamsburg, Va. Scheduled to start this fall, the center will house programs focused on student success and excellence during the college journey and beyond as they start their business or commence their career.
“We are so blessed to have generous families who believe in our vision and endorse it for the good of our students,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “High Point University continues to achieve high academic standards and be recognized prominently by U.S. News and World Report, among others.”
The two-story, 40,000-square-foot building will house facilities for the Office of Career and Internship Services, the Office of Study Abroad, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Service Learning and more. It will be a central hub of activity for students preparing for job interviews, seeking job opportunities and looking for ways to diversify their career skills.
It 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.