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Commencement Speaker
for May 7 & May 8:

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall is CEO of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. When Mark Cuban, owner of the team, recruited her in 2018, she became the first Black female CEO in the history of the NBA.

Her career is a true picture of success and significance. She began at AT&T in 1981 and held a variety of positions in network engineering, operations, external and legislative affairs. Always striving to build collaborative work environments, “Cynt” was tapped as the president of AT&T North Carolina before completing a 36-year career as senior vice president for AT&T nationally.

She is a values-based leader who has received many awards and distinctions including being named by the Network Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business. She’s been selected four times as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine and named to Ebony magazine’s “Power 100” list. For her efforts on behalf of the people of North Carolina, Cynt received the 2013 prestigious Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award, which honors just one citizen each year for lifetime achievements.

In 2019, Cynt joined High Point University as Sports Executive in Residence. In her role, she regularly visits campus to mentor students. She has also welcomed HPU students to the Dallas Mavericks headquarters for a special externship program.

Cynt graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management and holds four honorary doctorate degrees. She has chaired a variety of nonprofit boards and is currently on the board of Dallas CASA, Dallas Regional Chamber, Texas Women’s Foundation and a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

​The fourth of six children, Cynt grew up in Richmond, California, and lives in the Dallas area. She and her husband, Kenneth Marshall, have four adult children (one of whom is an HPU alumnus).


Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 7, 2021

Commencement Ceremony
10:00am

This ceremony will only include the following:

May Class of 2021:
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Education
Master of Arts
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Science

May Class of 2020:
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Education
Master of Arts
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

December Class of 2020:
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Education
Master of Arts
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Science


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Commencement Ceremony
10:00 a.m.

This ceremony will only include the following programs:

May Class of 2021:

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

December Class of 2020:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 


We are actively planning these events with the safety of HPU family members and guests as our top priority. We are evaluating a spectrum of safety protocols that comply with local, state and federal health regulations while also monitoring the ever-changing conditions of the pandemic. We appreciate your continued patience during an unprecedented time, and will continue to keep you informed about details and any necessary changes as conditions change.

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions on gatherings, we are not able to host the Onward with Faithful Courage and Baccalaureate Events.