Office of the President

Dr Bill EllisGreat things await you at HPU.

“I wasn’t sure where I was supposed to continue my education until I visited the HPU campus.”

As Howard Payne University president, this is a phrase I hear often from our students and alumni. Choosing a university is a huge decision, one we hope students and their families make thoughtfully and prayerfully.

We want students on our campus but, more importantly, we want students exactly where God intends for them to be. This is why we urge prospective students to visit campus, where they can observe a class, eat at the dining hall, meet with faculty and staff, check out the residence halls and visit with our current students who just went through the same experiences not too long ago.

There is a place for you at HPU – a place where you can learn from experts in your chosen field of study and a place where you can learn and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ. At HPU, we’re not only a community of believers, we’re a family.

Come try us on for size. We hope that you, like our current students and many successful alumni serving in a variety of careers and mission fields around the world, discover that HPU is in God’s plan for your life.

If you find yourself on campus, please stop by my office. I would love to tell you more about the university I love so dearly.

Dr. William Ellis, President
Howard Payne University
(325) 649-8000