HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 18, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Akir Khan as a success coach in the new Freshman Success Program.
Khan is responsible for supporting freshmen in their academic, personal, social, and career choices, as well as helping them adjust to their first year of college. Khan is also responsible for helping students get involved in programs designed to promote students’ success.
Khan previously worked at The Center of Creative Leadership in Greensboro, and is excited to enter the world of higher education. He is interested in the diversity, the linking of social justice issues with academic achievement, and is looking forward to helping students connect to the university.
“It is a humbling opportunity to work with well-rounded and dynamic HPU students during this transition as they grow personally, academically and socially to becoming professionals,” Khan says. “I am also looking forward to helping facilitate students’ dreams and goals into reality at HPU. I am excited and honored to be part of such a growing university and community that gives back so much.”
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also holds a master’s degree in public affairs with a concentration in local government from UNC-Greensboro. Khan is currently a doctorate student in the educational leadership program at HPU. Khan is also involved in numerous volunteer endeavors in the community, and served as a community adviser for HPU’s Model United Nations Club.