ACCESS TO INNOVATORS
Innovator in Residence
Steve Wozniak – Apple Computer Co-founder
“The Woz” first inspired HPU students when he delivered the Commencement address in 2013. The Apple Computer co-founder has been connected with High Point University ever since. Woz meets with students in many majors including computer science, entrepreneurship, pharmacy, exercise science, communication and more. He’s even coaching a student group building an autonomous driving vehicle.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Marc Randolph – Netflix Co-founder
Through this role, Randolph will works with students in a variety of majors across campus, such as entrepreneurship, business and communication. He first visited HPU in 2015, when he met with students who pitched their business plans. Based on the advice he gave to student Emily DeMarca, she now runs her own company, DomTech sports.
Media Entrepreneur in Residence
Betty Liu – Longtime Bloomberg TV anchor and founder of Radiate – the executive leadership and coaching website
Since her first visit with HPU students in October 2017, Betty fell in love with the campus and its people. In addition to working with students on campus, all HPU students, faculty, and staff enjoy access to the coaching and advice of dozens of global leaders available on the Radiate platform.
Broadcaster in Residence
Joe Michaels – Director of the NBC “Today" show for 22 years
Joe Michaels joined HPU in 2015 after retiring from a 22-year career at “TODAY." The eight-time Emmy award-winning director and a two-time Director’s Guild of America Honoree works with students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.
Global Artist in Residence
Karen Jacobsen – The “GPS Girl”
Karen Jacobsen, global artist in residence at HPU, is internationally recognized for her voiceover work and musical performances. Her voice has been featured in text-to-speech systems in more than 400 million GPS and smartphone devices worldwide, including the female Australian voice of the original Siri application featured on Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads. Karen mentors students in the arts, communication, business, and more.
Graphic Designer in Residence
Allan Beaver –Founding partner, vice-chairman and chief creative officer for Levine Huntley Schmidt and Beaver
Alan teaches graphic design at HPU after having worked for major advertising firms, including serving as Vice-Chairman/Chief Creative Officer at his own agency, Levine, Huntley, Schmidt and Beaver, Inc. in New York, where he created campaigns for such clients as: Subaru Cars, Matchbox Toy Cars, Jockey Underwear and Panasonic Electronics. He has earned the title of “Top 100 Creative People in the United States,” and was inducted into The New York Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame in 1997.