Director’s Message

justin_murphyThe Guy D. Newman Honors Academy: The Program for Civic Leadership and Public Policy strives to challenge students to think critically and grow exponentially during their time with us at Howard Payne University. I have found that these same students, in turn, challenge the university’s faculty and staff to continuously improve upon the way we educate. I am honored to work with the gifted students in this program.

With only a small number admitted in each incoming class, the students have an incredible opportunity to draw upon the wisdom and guidance of their professors while also maintaining close, supportive relationships with their peers.

We invite you to come to HPU and visit with the Honors Academy faculty, staff and current students. We look forward to meeting with you and your family about the opportunities we have to offer through the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy.

Dr. Justin D. Murphy, Director
Guy D. Newman Honors Academy
Howard Payne University
(325) 649-8700