HPU personnel recognized for service during 2022-2023

BROWNWOOD – June 21, 2023 – Members of Howard Payne University’s faculty and staff were recognized for their service during the 2022-2023 year at an annual personnel luncheon held recently on campus. Dr. Danny Brunette-López, professor of Spanish and department chair, received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Dr. Wendy McNeeley, assistant vice president for university […]

HPU named Hispanic Serving Institution by U.S. Department of Education

BROWNWOOD – February 16, 2022 – Howard Payne University was recently named a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation will allow HPU to expand financial aid options and support for Hispanic students. Dr. Cory Hines ’97, HPU president, said that the designation highlights the importance of Hispanic students to […]

HPU receives Dean Foundation grant to establish lecture series and community service day

BROWNWOOD – December 8, 2021 – Howard Payne University recently received a $200,000 grant from the Dean Foundation to establish the William B. Dean, M.D. Lecture Series and Community Impact Day, annual events focusing on the importance of community service. “These events will recognize Dr. Dean’s longstanding example of Christian service to his community,” said […]

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 host second Community Leadership Lunch and Learn event on campus

BROWNWOOD – March 5, 2020 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the second installment in the Community Leadership Lunch and Learn series, featuring a meal catered by Sodexo and a presentation by HPU personnel. The event will be held Tuesday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bullion Suites of […]

Buckner International and Howard Payne University establish wide-ranging collaboration

BROWNWOOD – February 13, 2020 – Nonprofit Buckner International and Howard Payne University recently announced the launch of a collaboration to give students opportunities to better serve their communities and learn about ministry and service. Buckner and HPU will work together to provide volunteer and missions opportunities, humanitarian aid drives and enhanced experiential learning opportunities for HPU students. The new arrangement was […]

HPU announces two-hour delay on February 5 due to weather

BROWNWOOD – February 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced a two-hour delay of classes and office hours on Wednesday, February 5, due to anticipated inclement weather. All 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. classes are canceled for the day. Campus activities will resume with the Chapel service at 10 a.m. in Mims Auditorium. The schedule for […]

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 and surrounding communities celebrate the Christmas season

BROWNWOOD – December 9, 2019 – Howard Payne University personnel and students joined with the university’s neighbors in Brownwood, Early and other area communities to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season during “An HPU Family Christmas.” Held at the university on the evening of Dec. 2, the event included a concert, carol singing, the […]

HPU welcomes more than 120 to first Community Leadership Lunch and Learn event

Howard Payne University recently hosted more than 120 individuals for the first installment of the Community Leadership Lunch and Learn series. The event, held at HPU’s Mabee University Center, featured a meal catered by Sodexo and a presentation on blockchain technology by Dr. Lester Towell, chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and […]

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. […]

HPU’s new president enjoys fast-paced first day

BROWNWOOD – April 2, 2019 – 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 […]

HPU interim president Dr. Paul W. Armes discusses importance of faith-based education

BROWNWOOD – July 11, 2018 – With almost two months as Howard Payne University’s interim president under his belt, Dr. Paul W. Armes is rediscovering the joys of working in a faith-based educational institution. Dr. Armes, who served for 15 years as president of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, began his role at HPU on […]

HPU announces search committee for next president

BROWNWOOD – May 18, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s Board of Trustees has named a committee to conduct the search for the institution’s next president. The move follows the recent announcement of Dr. Bill Ellis’ upcoming retirement as president and transition to the role of chancellor. The search committee is chaired by Dr. David Lowrie, […]

Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, named president of ASC Executive Committee

BROWNWOOD – May 28, 2014 – Dr. Bill Ellis, Howard Payne University president, was recently named president of the American Southwest Conference (ASC) Executive Committee. He will begin his one-year term Tuesday, July 1. The ASC, one of the largest intercollegiate athletic conferences in NCAA Division III, will begin its 19th year of league competition […]

HPU appoints assistant vice president for external programs and church relations

BROWNWOOD – October 5, 2012 – Howard Payne University has expanded to three campuses across the state, and the university recently created a new administrative position to serve these extension centers. Dale Meinecke, a 1998 HPU graduate, was appointed assistant vice president for external programs and church relations. In this capacity, Meinecke will oversee enrollment […]