Two Thought Leaders to Visit HPU for ‘A Discussion with Dr. Nido Qubein’


UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2016 – High Point University will host back-to-back discussions with Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, and two educational thought leaders at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting or 336-841-4636.

In the first event, Qubein will interview UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt. Folt is an internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher and the first woman leader in the university’s history. She has already made an impact setting fundraising records, launching the school’s first ever public-private partnership to create an on-campus research center and championing the mission to protect students from sexual assault.


Stanford Professor Carol Dweck

In the second event, Qubein will interview Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford University professor and author of the breakthrough book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Dweck tackled questions such as “Why do smart kids fail?” and “Could praising talent actually inhibit success?” in her book, which is now a New York Times best-seller that Library Journal called “…essential for parents, teachers and coaches.”

Dweck’s book also inspired HPU to select “Growth Mindset” as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) theme. Through the QEP, programming and curriculum that fosters a growth mindset will be prevalent across campus.

These events will be filmed by UNC-TV and aired at a later date. They’re part of HPU’s Access to Innovators series, which features renowned global thought leaders including 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; broadcast legend Tom Brokaw; Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter; Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix; and many others.

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