John Mims

John Mims
John Mims
Chair, and Assistant Professor of Communication
  • BA – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MBA – Pfeiffer University

John T. Mims, Chair of Strategic Communication and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication, has been a full-time assistant professor in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication since 2016. In 2015, Mims served as an adjunct in both the School of Communication and the Earl N. Phillips School of Business teaching public relations and marketing classes.


Prior to joining High Point University, John had more than 20 years experience working in both corporate communication and agency communication. He has developed and implemented numerous strategic communication plans for large corporate clients and non-profit organizations. He is an expert in crisis communication and communicating using social media.


John worked with students to form Ascension336, a student-run communication agency that works with non-profit clients. He believes strongly in experiential learning and creates assignments that give students a realistic look at strategic communication.


John has a bachelor of arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Pfeiffer University. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and served on the board of the local chapter. He and his wife Laura have three children.