HPU Names Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall as Sports Executive in Residence

Mar 08th, 2019

HPU Names Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall as Sports Executive in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2019 – High Point University has named Dallas Mavericks Chief Executive Officer Cynt Marshall as Sports Executive in Residence.

Marshall has been CEO of the Dallas Mavericks since February 2018. Before joining the professional basketball team, Marshall served in leadership roles at AT&T. She started in 1981 and held a variety of line and staff positions in the operator services, network engineering, operations, external and legislative affairs departments. Marshall served as the president of AT&T North Carolina for more than six years before becoming senior vice president and chief diversity officer for AT&T nationally. 

She left that role in December 2012 to serve as the senior vice president of human resources for the global corporation. In 2010, Marshall became the first African American chair of the North Carolina state chamber, and in 2013, Marshall received the prestigious Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award for her efforts relative to education.

Marshall retired in May 2017 as senior vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity officer. As chief diversity officer, Marshall was responsible for the company’s people strategy, including succession planning, leadership development, and culture transformation.

Marshall’s son is a graduate of HPU. She will be returning to HPU on March 20 to mentor students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.

“We’re so excited that Mrs. Marshall is joining the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as our Sports Executive in Residence,” says Dr. Ginny McDermott, interim dean for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. “Mrs. Marshall will help students understand how to navigate complex organizational situations and how to use communication to bring people together. These are the life skills that set our students apart when they enter their professions.”

Marshall joins other global leaders who serve in residence by mentoring HPU students. This includes Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence; ABC News’ Byron Pitts, HPU’s Journalist in Residence; and Scott McKain, best-selling author, business consultant, trainer and HPU’s Corporate Educator in Residence.