Dr. William N. Ellis, HPU's 19th president
Dr. William (Bill) Ellis is the 19th president of Howard Payne University. Dr. Ellis has served at HPU since 2009.
Dr. Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Hardin-Simmons University, a Masters Degree in Modern American Literature from Texas Tech University and Doctorate of Philosophy in American Romanticism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has also pursued post-graduate study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Ellis and his wife Diana, have two adult children, Emily and Brett.