ACCESS TO INNOVATORS
Innovator in Residence
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
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 De Lena, she now runs her own company, DomTech sports.
Media Entrepreneur in Residence
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.
Corporate Educator In Residence
Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Sales & Customer Service Expert
Scott McKain has been recognized by Social Media Marketing Magazine as one of the 50 most influential marketing authors on Twitter. A popular keynote speaker on creating organizational distinction and delivering the Ultimate Customer Experience, McKain is Chairman of the Distinction Institute.
Global Artist in Residence
The “GPS Girl”
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.
Journalist In Residence
American journalist and author working for ABC News
Byron Pitts is an American journalist and author working for ABC News. Until 2013, he served as a chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News and a contributor to the newsmagazine 60 Minutes. He has covered the September 11, 2001 attacks and Iraq.
Broadcaster in Residence
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.
Sales Professional in Residence
Chair of the Department of Marketing and Sales
Larry Quinn has mentored HPU students since 2013 after working in the business world as a top executive in sales and marketing. Mr. Quinn began his career at EDS and Xerox, earning most of his experience along the way in technology services, publishing, and computer equipment businesses. He was consistently cited for exceeding sales quotas and closure rates, as well as turning around challenging situations. During his business career, he maintained a consistent record of instilling loyalty and exceptional performance in teams through his creativity, hard work, and vision. Comfortable and effective in high visibility roles, Quinn now shares his insights and experience with High Point University.
Graphic Designer in Residence
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.