OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Marching Onwards with Faithful Courage
Dear HPU Friend:

As you know by now, High Point University has differentiated itself over the last five years with academic relevance and with deserved merit. Some refer to the transformation as the "Miracle on Montlieu Avenue!"

It's true. The growth has been amazing -- especially in the midst of the worst economic disruption in the last 50 years of America's history. Stellar educators with accomplished credentials are attracted to this academy in large numbers each year. Students come to campus with a desire to learn and grow. Alumni are getting involved with renewed enthusiasm. Parents have become our best advocates. College counselors recommend HPU with spirited credibility. And our "philanthropic investors" are energized by the profound growth of the institution, and they generously resource it with a continuing reservoir of gifts.

The numbers tell the story:

20052012Growth
Freshman Class3751280241%
Undergraduate Enrollment14503900183%
Fulltime Faculty108245127%
Campus Size (acres)92327255%
Square Footage800,0002.5 million211%
Buildings on Campus2276245%
Total Positions4301105156%
Economic Impact$160.3 million$464.5 million190%
Operating Budget$38 million$178 million368%
United Way Giving$38,000$166,000340%
Study Abroad Programs522340%

What lies behind these impressive statistics is a university fully dedicated to continually enhance its academic programs and ensure that every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. We are focused on holistic education, experiential learning, and values-based living. We owe respect and appreciation to our family of faculty and staff who deliver on this promise every day.

HPU students are benefiting from a completely revamped core curriculum that allows more educational choices and schedule flexibility. With the creation of new schools, majors, and courses, students have a remarkable array of learning opportunities to prepare them for productive careers. The new schools include: School of Art and Design, School of Communication, School of Health Sciences, and the proposed School of Pharmacy.

New majors include: Mathematical Economics, Physics, and International Relations, Interactive Gaming and Actuarial Science.

Armed with $172 million in gifts and pledges in the last six years including $10 million each from eight families and 48 gifts of one million dollars or more each from friends and alumni, the university built new facilities to accommodate residential students (92% of students live on campus), new athletic buildings and fields to support 16 NCAA Division 1 sports (including the recently added women's and men's lacrosse), and purchased 70 acres of land and facilities at the Wesleyan Center and Oak Hollow Mall. Our future is bright indeed. We are blessed -- and we are deeply grateful.

As you read through this website you'll be impressed with the dynamic energy ever-present on the campus of High Point University. You'll read about faculty achievements, student engagement, alumni accomplishments, and a whole host of academic and facility improvements. You'll discover a center of learning that frames liberal arts education with practical application for real-life demands. We work wholeheartedly to prepare our students for the ever-changing, highly competitive, global village in which they must excel.

Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement, and your continued support.

Sincerely,

Nido R. Qubein
nqubein@highpoint.edu