High Point University President Nido Qubein was recognized among Triad Business Journal’s “2019 Triad Power Players.”
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2019 – High Point University President Nido Qubein has been named among Triad Business Journal’s “2019 Triad Power Players.”
Triad Business Journal compiles the annual list based on the regional impact Triad leaders are making in areas of economic development, investment, entrepreneurship and the workforce.
“The Piedmont Triad is blessed with many strengths, opportunities and leaders who continually work to enhance the future of our region,” said Qubein. “The relationships among leaders on this list already in place and those that will be forged in the future support the region’s greater mission to drive change and continue to thrive for years to come.”
Qubein was recognized for his commitment to transformation, specifically his recent $1 billion growth plan announcement, which includes a $300 million investment in university growth and a plan for $700 million in scholarships over the next decade. It’s all part of a 10-year plan to continue HPU’s growth. During Qubein’s leadership, HPU has added six new academic schools, grown the campus from 91 to 500 acres and tripled traditional undergraduate enrollment from 1,450 in 2005 to 4,600 students today.
HPU continues major construction projects across campus, including the Caine Conservatory, Couch Hall renovations for HPU’s Webb School of Engineering and the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center, which will house the men’s and women’s basketball programs and serve as a venue for major events, speakers, concerts, entertainment, academic symposia and recreational activities. The Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel will be located adjacent to the conference center to support a proposed hospitality management program.
Qubein was called to play an integral role in the transformation of the city of High Point as well. He led efforts to raise $113 million for city revitalization, including securing the High Point Rockers baseball team and BB&T Point naming rights, as well as funding projects to attract visitors to downtown year-round.
In addition to Qubein’s recognition, the university has received national acclaim, including being named No. 1 in three categories by the U.S. News & World Report and being selected as “The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition” by The Princeton Review.