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About Piedmont International University

Piedmont International University is an established provider of exceptional Christian higher education. Our passion is to graduate men and women who are thoroughly equipped to be successful global leaders who live abundant lives.

Piedmont's history dates back over a hundred years — one of its constituent colleges, the erstwhile John Wesley University, had its origins in 1903, and is recognized as the oldest undergraduate theological institution in North Carolina. In its modern form, PIU has been educating students for successful careers since 1945 and is proud to enable the success of thousands of graduates all over the world.

Amidst national concern about rising student debt, Piedmont is pioneering the delivery of exceptional academic curriculum in an affordable form. Our degree programs incorporate the latest research about employment trends and workplace skills gaps to provide students with a competitive advantage. And Piedmont puts classroom teaching first – emphasizing the quality of the learning experience as much as research, impact, and engagement. Our focus is student-centric and designed to ensure that you learn the competencies and skills sought by employers.

Join Piedmont's vibrant, values-based, and innovative community and prepare to become a future-focused leader.

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The Roar is our student life blog that exists to serve both online and residential students. But even if you're not a student yet, our hope is that this blog makes it easier for you to stay up to date with what is going on at Piedmont International University.

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Dr. Sandeep Gopalan on Bryant’s Legacy
On Tuesday, Dr. Sandeep Gopalan of Piedmont International University shared his thoughts on The Hill regarding the legacy left behind by Kobe Bryant, the basketball player who died Sunday in a helicopter crash. He says: Long before the final buzzer ought to have sounded, perhaps even before half time, Kobe Bryant’s transcendent life was snatched from NBA fans […]
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:58:38 AM

Vice Chancellor Contributes to Discussion on the Death of Kobe Bryant
The basketball legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash; an event that has shaken the world of sports. Dr. Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor of Piedmont International University wrote an editorial column on the Khaleej Times discussing five great lessons that we can learn from Kobe’s life. From the article: Kobe Bean Bryant is […]
Monday, January 27, 2020 4:58:11 PM

The Role of Wall Street in Climate Change
Dr. Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor at Piedmont International University published an article over the weekend in the Khaleej Times discussing how the US government can become a global leader in climate change thanks to political lobbying from Wall Street. From the article: If Fink and Wall Street are serious about climate change, there is an […]
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:17:37 AM

Gopalan Writes on Iran’s Fake Apology
After three days of attributing the shooting down of a civilian aircraft in Iran to mechanical error, the government finally came forth and said it was due to human error. But the apology statement they issued won’t stand up to international law. From Dr. Sandeep Gopalan’s article: Now, Iran must be called to account with […]
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:21:54 AM

Piedmont International University to Host On-Site Evaluation Team Visit
Piedmont International University will host a Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) on-site Evaluation Team starting on Monday, January 13th through Thursday, January 16th, 2020 for the purpose of evaluating the institution for reaffirmation III. Third party comments are invited and may be addressed to: TRACS, 15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551. TRACS […]
Monday, January 13, 2020 9:22:29 AM

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