Dr. Qubein Receives National Honor & Recognition

Dr. Qubein’s work as a transformative college president, dynamic servant leader, generous philanthropist and passionate advocate has been recognized recently by numerous organizations.

When you consider recognition coming from such a diverse group of organizations that include the National Business Journals, Boy Scouts of America, The Great Values College platform, YMCA and the Salvation Army, you begin to understand the enormity of Dr. Qubein’s influence and the depth of his impact at High Point University, in the city of High Point, in the state of North Carolina and beyond.

Below, enjoy the consolidated list that features a few of the recent recognitions, all of which shine a big, bright light on High Point University and our president, who continues to lead with faithful courage.


 Top 50 National Presidents

Great Value Colleges has named Qubein in the national Top 25 in their list of Top 50 college presidents. The publication notes that a college president is not just the head, but the heart of an institution.

“A president’s leadership style, temperament, attitudes and objectives form a major part of how the school that they represent is perceived. And this list will show you which college presidents have been the most effective, the most influential and have the most admiration.”

Regarding Qubein, the list notes:

“Qubein’s leadership of the college has involved partnering closely with his faculty and staff to deliver the opportunities that his students really need. And he teaches all students, regardless of major, a special class named ‘The President’s Seminar on Life Skills.’ This collaborative, inclusive approach to running a college has had serious results.”

The publication used data from The Washington Post, TIME, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, US News, and more to compile the list.

Click here to read the full article.


National Business Journals Top Influencer 

Qubein has been selected as one of America’s top executives to watch in 2019 as part of The Business Journals’ Influencers: People We’re Watching in 2019, a national list highlighting 100 executives who stand to be in the news this year.

The list includes executives from large and small businesses in various sectors, including the CEOs of Airbnb, Lowe’s, Mayo Clinic, Land O’Lakes, Kohl’s, LendingTree and Nike. It was compiled in conjunction with editors and staff writers across The Business Journals’ national network of more than 40 publications.

The Business Journals had this to say about President Qubein:

“For 2019, eyes will be on a new ballpark development in which Qubein is involved. He’s raised more than $100 million in private and philanthropic funds to build a destination district around BB&T Point, home of the new High Point Rockers Atlantic League baseball team debuting this year.” 


Business North Carolina’s Power 100 NC Leader

Qubein has also been named to the The Power 100 Leader list published by Business North Carolina. The list includes CEOs of giant organizations like Bank of America, LabCorp, BB&T and SAS and is compiled after securing ideas from dozens of NC businesspeople and tracking the state’s economy. 

The list had this to say about President Qubein: 

“This man doesn’t quit. In September, he and wife, Mariana, broke ground on a $120 million arena, hotel and conference center bearing their names, one of 100 or so campus buildings added since he arrived in 2005. He also welcomed 1,500 new students, a record freshman class.”


The Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award

The Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America proudly presented the organization’s 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award to Qubein. The award recognizes Qubein’s leadership in the growth of HPU since 2005 and his proud stance that HPU is a God, Family and Country institution. 

“Dr. Qubein motivates you because he’s a believer. He’s accomplished many things, and he truly is unbelievable,” said Jim Melvin, president of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greater Greensboro. “Think of all the young people receiving an education at HPU. They are also learning life skills, which is so important. Dr. Qubein is a miracle man because he created six new academic schools on a God, family and country campus. I believe he is the most dynamic leader in America.”

Click here to read the full article. 


YMCA Hall of Honor

Qubein has been honored as an inductee into the YMCA Hall of Honor. The YMCA Hall of Honor provides a forum to recognize YMCA professionals and volunteers who exemplify a lifetime of commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA.

The award honors individuals who have devoted their lives to strengthening community through their devotion and dedication of serving people and making a positive impact on individuals. As a Hall of Honor member, Qubein is recognized for his leadership and for always encouraging and nurturing others around him to develop their true potential in spirit, mind and body.


The Salvation Army of High Point’s Champion of Hope Award

The prestigious Champion of Hope Award was named in memory of Furnitureland South Founders Darrell & Stella Harris to recognize their long-standing support of The Salvation Army. In fall 2019 during the Champion of Hope Dinner, Qubein will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to The Salvation Army of High Point and his community.

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