Pictured from left to right are Bob, Tyler and Lynda Engel.
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2018 – Bob and Lynda Engel, of Castle Rock, Colorado, made a six-figure gift to support High Point University’s continued growth.
Bob Engel was president and CEO of CoBank, a $128 billion national bank serving vital industries across rural America, before retiring in 2017. Bob and Lynda are involved in the Denver community in both philanthropic and business ventures with a focus on education. Bob is the chairman of the Board of Trustees at Regis University and also serves Niagara University as a trustee.
During his career as a businessman, Bob developed a relationship with HPU President Nido Qubein, and the Engel family came to strongly believe in HPU’s mission and approach to education. Their son, Tyler Engel, went on to graduate cum laude from HPU in 2016 with an accounting degree. Today, Tyler works for Deloitte, one of the world’s largest audit, consulting, tax and advisory services firms.
The Engel family has demonstrated significant interest in HPU and has previously supported the HPU Men’s Golf Team, on which Tyler was a team member.
The Engel Initiative Conference Room in Cottrell Hall is named in honor of the family’s success in business and their deep interest in the future of higher education.
“I have long admired President Qubein’s leadership after knowing him personally and professionally for many years,” says Bob Engel. “HPU is growing in phenomenal ways while raising the bar on excellence in education. Our family is honored to invest in a transformational university that has and will continue to benefit the lives of HPU graduates.”