HIGH POINT, N.C., March 5, 2014 – Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, has been elected to serve as the new chairman of the North Carolina Campus Compact executive board. Qubein will begin his three-year term as chairman in July. The board is comprised of presidents and chancellors from the nearly 40 colleges and universities that are part of the statewide network.
“I have observed and admired President Qubein,” says Kenneth E. Peacock, chancellor at Appalachian State University and current chair of the N.C. Campus Compact executive board. “His vision and transformational leadership will make an invaluable difference for our state’s Campus Compact, an organization that positively impacts the lives of so many people.”
North Carolina Campus Compact elects a chairman who has not only contributed greatly to higher education, but has placed a focus on service at an institution of higher education and in their own lives. The Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities. It is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization headquartered in Boston.
Qubein became president of High Point University in 2005 and has since transformed HPU’s academic programs, facilities and national reputation. Since he began his tenure at HPU, undergraduate enrollment has more than tripled, and many new academic initiatives such as the Service Learning program have been launched at HPU. Through this program and numerous other service endeavors, the HPU family contributes more than 100,000 hours of service to the community each year.
A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Qubein tells students in his President’s Seminar for freshmen and seniors to focus the efforts of their lives in three areas: one-third on learning, one-third on earning, and one-third on serving. Amidst his successful career, he dedicated time to serve as a director or chairman of two-dozen organizations including YMCA of the USA, which oversees 2,600 YMCA’s across the country, the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Greater High Point, and the High Point Community Foundation, Economic Development Corporation, and Central YMCA.