HPU to start fall semester on August 24 with health guidelines in place

BROWNWOOD – June 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any delays or other modifications as directed by government officials. The university announced that classrooms, residence halls and other campus facilities, as well as the university’s El Paso and New Braunfels Centers, will be open […]

HPU to offer half-price undergraduate tuition and housing for summer sessions

BROWNWOOD – May 15, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced a 50% discount for undergraduate tuition and housing for the summer 2020 academic sessions. Classes will be offered online and in person, with the on-campus classes hosted in classrooms that can accommodate social distancing while still providing quality face-to-face instruction. HPU encourages all interested […]

HPU recognizes 69 students for academic achievements

BROWNWOOD – May 7, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently honored 69 students for their academic achievements in the 2019-20 school year. Award recipients represent majors, minors and other programs from the university’s seven schools and the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. For the first time, the Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand […]

HPU recognizes 256 students for academic success

BROWNWOOD – March 26, 2020 – Howard Payne University recognized 256 students for academic success during the fall 2019 semester. Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the President’s List, a 3.65-3.99 grade point average to be named to the Dean’s List and a 3.5-3.64 grade point average to be […]

HPU graduates 90 students at fall Commencement ceremony

BROWNWOOD – January 15, 2020 – Howard Payne University awarded degrees to 90 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2019 semester. Those receiving diplomas included August 2019 and December 2019 graduates. Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. Dr. Steve Bezner, senior pastor of […]

HPU announces holiday closure

BROWNWOOD – December 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement (the Harrison House), located at 803 Center Ave., will be open from 10 […]

HPU to hold fall Commencement ceremony this Saturday

Howard Payne University will hold its fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. at the university’s historic L.J. Mims Auditorium. The auditorium is located on HPU’s campus, near the intersection of Center Avenue and Austin Avenue. Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university representatives will confer the undergraduate and graduate […]

HPU honors 61 students at Academic Awards Convocation

Howard Payne University honored 61 students for academic achievements at the university’s annual Academic Awards Convocation, held near the end of the spring 2019 semester. Receiving awards were: Abbott Kylie Johnson, Honor Award in Spanish Allen Brianna Weaver, Outstanding New Secondary Teacher and English Academic Achievement Award Alleyton Jessica Catlett, Honor Award in Social Work […]

HPU provost Dr. W. Mark Tew departs for president role at Judson College

BROWNWOOD – March 8, 2019 – Dr. W. Mark Tew, Howard Payne University’s provost and chief academic officer, has been named the 23rd president of Judson College in Marion, Alabama. He will assume the post on March 25. Dr. Tew, who joined HPU’s administration as vice president for academic affairs in September 2007, is a […]

HPU to adjust academic programs and related staffing based on budget outlook

BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2018 – Howard Payne University recently announced plans to reduce or otherwise modify selected academic programs to strengthen the institution’s footing in an increasingly challenging higher-education landscape. The moves were unanimously approved by HPU’s Board of Trustees at a meeting on November 2. While the university’s long-term financial standing is stable […]

HPU personnel complete doctoral degrees

BROWNWOOD – August 15, 2018 – Two members of Howard Payne University’s staff and faculty earned doctor of philosophy degrees at the end of the spring 2018 semester. Dr. Jodi Goode, assistant vice president for informational technology services and chief information officer, completed her degree in information systems – security from Nova Southeastern University in […]

HPU receives unanimous approval for pre-licensure BSN from Texas Board of Nursing

BROWNWOOD – July 20, 2018 – The Texas Board of Nursing unanimously approved Howard Payne University’s proposal to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. At a BON meeting held Thursday in Austin, the news was communicated to HPU representatives Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer; Dr. Nina Ouimette, […]

HPU honors 70 students at Academic Awards Convocation

BROWNWOOD – June 1, 2018 – Howard Payne University honored 70 students for academic achievements at a ceremony held near the end of the spring 2018 semester. The students were recognized during the university’s annual Academic Awards Convocation. Receiving awards were: Aledo Skyler Schoolfield, Outstanding Mock Trial Student, Outstanding Student in Library Science Allen Brianna […]

HPU’s Dr. Celeste Church named accreditation liaison

BROWNWOOD – February 13, 2018 – Dr. Bill Ellis, Howard Payne University president, has appointed Dr. Celeste Church as the university’s accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Dr. Church additionally serves the university as dean of institutional research and effectiveness and professor of music. HPU has been […]

Dr. Robert Bicknell retires from HPU, named first Provost Emeritus

BROWNWOOD – December 15, 2017 – Dr. Robert Bicknell, who has served at Howard Payne University for almost 30 years, retired from his role as accreditation liaison at the close of the fall 2017 semester after stepping down from his concurrent role as dean of extended education in May. In appreciation of Dr. Bicknell’s faithful […]

HPU names six faculty promotions

BROWNWOOD – September 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University announced the promotion of six faculty members at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. Receiving promotions are Dr. Celeste Church, Dr. Gregory Church, Dr. Kevin Kelley, Dr. Paul Lilly, Dr. José Romero and Dr. Rusty Wheelington. “We’re proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these individuals,” […]

Dr. Nina Ouimette named HPU dean of nursing

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2017 – Having served as a teacher and administrator in faith-based educational systems for almost 20 years, Dr. Nina Ouimette, Howard Payne University’s new dean of the School of Nursing, recognizes the importance of holistic nursing care. “This means providing for the whole person – physically, mentally and spiritually,” she said. […]

HPU awards honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to El Paso’s Richard W. Nassar

BROWNWOOD – February 25, 2016 – Howard Payne University recently granted its highest honor, the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree, to Richard W. Nassar of El Paso. Dr. Nassar was awarded the degree during the university’s fall Commencement ceremony in December. Dr. Nassar was born in Lebanon and immigrated to the United States in 1975. […]

HPU’s Dr. Evelyn Romig named Distinguished Professor of Literature

BROWNWOOD – September 10, 2015 – After 34 years of extraordinary service to Howard Payne University, Dr. Evelyn Romig has accepted the position of HPU’s first Distinguished Professor of Literature. Dr. Romig has served the university faculty as head of the Department of English, dean of the School of Humanities, president of the Faculty Assembly […]

Dr. Daresa Voss named interim dean of HPU’s School of Education

BROWNWOOD – September 8, 2015 – Dr. Daresa Voss, professor of education at Howard Payne University, was recently named interim dean of the university’s School of Education. Dr. Voss joined HPU’s faculty in 2003 following 14 years of service elsewhere in Christian higher education at Wayland Baptist University and William Jewell College. She holds Master […]

Four join HPU faculty

BROWNWOOD – September 4, 2015 – Howard Payne University started the fall 2015 semester with four new faculty members. Joining HPU were Dr. James Finch, professor of business administration; Rafael Franco-Cuevas, instructor of Spanish; Leslie Greaves, instructor of nursing; and Dr. Derek Smith, associate professor of chemistry. “We’re pleased to welcome these four additions to […]

Deans among new faculty at HPU

BROWNWOOD – September 23, 2014 – Two deans are among the nine new Howard Payne University faculty members this semester. Dr. Richard Fiese serves as dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts and professor of music, while Alexia Riggs joins HPU as dean of libraries and associate professor of library science. Dr. Fiese […]

Nine join Howard Payne University faculty

BROWNWOOD – September 4, 2014 – The fall 2014 semester at Howard Payne University brought nine new faculty members to the HPU classrooms. “We’re very blessed at HPU to have an outstanding and dedicated group of faculty serving our students,” said Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer. “We’re confident these individuals are […]

HPU group travels to Slovakia for cross-cultural mission trip

BROWNWOOD – June 13, 2014 – Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, and five students from her spring International Missions Practicum course recently traveled to Važec, Slovakia, for a week-long mission experience. The course is designed to give students firsthand experience in cross-cultural service. The group led ministry activities […]