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Sept. 23, 2019: Presidential inauguration and other festivities mark beginning of new chapter at HPU
Howard Payne University recently concluded a week of celebrations held in conjunction with the presidential inauguration of Cory Hines, Ph.D. Various events took place September 17-21 and included HPU’s students, trustees, personnel and alumni as well as a wide range of guests, many of whom were visitors to HPU and Brownwood for the first time.
Howard Payne University is readying the final details for events related to the inauguration of Cory Hines, Ph.D., as the institution’s 20th president. Inauguration activities are scheduled for September 17-21, 2019, with the Inauguration Ceremony to be held on September 18 at 2 p.m. in Mims Auditorium.
When Dr. Cory Hines was named president of Howard Payne University nearly six months ago, one of the many benefits that came with his new position was the opportunity to return to the Brownwood/Early area, where he felt at home as an HPU student in the 1990s.
Howard Payne University proudly announces the inauguration of Cory Hines, Ph.D., as the 20th president in the institution’s 130-year history. Inauguration activities are scheduled for September 17-21, 2019, with the Inauguration Ceremony to be held on September 18 at 2 p.m. in Mims Auditorium.
From its founding in 1889, HPU has been a place where students are prepared for the calling God has placed on their lives.
For the first day on a new job, most people might prefer a relatively light schedule with plenty of time to get acclimated to new surroundings. However, Dr. Cory Hines, Howard Payne University’s energetic new president, had looked at the blank schedule for what would be his first official eight hours and promptly planned a day full of meetings. April 1 was his first day in office, but he was actually in his office for just a little while.
Howard Payne University has named Dr. Cory Hines as the institution’s next president, the 20th in HPU’s 130-year history. The announcement was made following a special called meeting of HPU’s Board of Trustees on Monday, at which the board voted unanimously in favor of Dr. Hines’ appointment. He will begin work at HPU on April 1.