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Driven by faithful courage, Dr. Qubein continues to lead HPU through an extraordinary transformation.
Undergraduate & Graduate Enrollment
Staff/Faculty Position Increase
Campus Acreage Increase
A President of Distinction
  • Increased enrollment by 299%
  • Established seven new academic schools
  • Attracted $500,000,000 in philanthropic investments
  • Serves on multiple national boards including Truist, La-Z-Boy and Savista among others
Dr. Nido R. Qubein
President of High Point University
In 2005, when he became HPU’s seventh president, he began a $2 billion mega-transformation in academic programs and facilities that are among the finest in the nation. Highlights of HPU’s growth under Dr. Qubein’s leadership includes: 299% increase in enrollment, 471% increase in campus acreage, 227% increase in faculty, and 895% increase in operating and capital budget.
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start."
"To be a great person, walk hand in hand and side by side with great people."
"People don't respond to what you say, they respond to what they understand you to say."
"When we admit a student to HPU, we commit our full resources to ensure their success."
"Success doesn't come to you, you must go to it. The trail is well traveled. If you want to walk it, you can."
"Accept each moment as a gift to be received with joy."
"The time is now. The person is you."
Conversations with Global Leaders
Nido Qubein & Condoleezza Rice
Nido Qubein & Colin Powell
Nido Qubein & Seth Godin
Nido Qubein & Marc Randolph
Nido Qubein & John Maxwell
Nido Qubein & Steve Wozniak
Nido Qubein & Wolf Blitzer
A Life Skills Leader:
National Media and Inspirational Essays
High Point University president Nido Qubein interviews the world's most influential people.
Side by Side with Roy Williams
Side by Side with Sage Steele
Side by Side with Connor McKemey
Side by Side with William Kennard
In Case You Didn't Know with Nick Nanton
A Life of Success & Significance
David King | Acting on Imperfect Information
Todd Wanek | Behavioral Patterns
Seth Godin | Become Indispensable
Wes Moore | Be Passionate About Your Career
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter | Advice on Becoming an Effective Leader
How To Be An Effective Communicator
How To Write Effectively
Principles For Communicating With People
Change: Embrace It or Resist It
Are You a Creative or a Reactive Thinker?
NPR Boston Interviews HPU President Nido Qubein for “Be Kind” Series
WFDD: A Conversation With Nido Qubein
NPR Radio Interview
Laura Ingraham Interview
Monday Motivations
Sign up for Monday Motivation video coaching from Nido Qubein and live your life of success and significance.
Growth Mindset
Life In Balance
Be an Initiator
Success to Significance
National Board of Advisors
National Board of Advisors
HPU’s National Board of Advisors is composed of Fortune 500 CEOs, thought leaders, and distinguished visionaries who have positively impacted the United States and the world in significant ways.
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National board of advisors
I have visited so many colleges throughout my life and High Point University is the only one I will recommend, even to my own family
Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
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National board of Advisors
Daniel Burrus embraces change and a world in constant flux as opportunity,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “At HPU, we seek to instill this mindset in our students as we prepare them not for the world as it is, but for the world as it’s going to be
Daniel Burrus
Daniel Burrus is considered the world’s leading futurist on global trends and innovation.
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National board of Advisors
I have great admiration for Dr. Qubein and the transformational work he has accomplished at High Point University
Ron Wanek
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Ashley Furniture, Inc.
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National board of Advisors
We are privileged to be associated with Dr. Atala and know that the university family will benefit measurably from his expertise and wisdom
Dr. Anthony Atala
Director of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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National board of Advisors
Martin embodies the spirit of entrepreneurism, a trait which we seek to instill in all of our students
Martin L. Flanagan
President and Chief Executive Officer of Invesco
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National board of Advisors
Rich provides valuable insight to our board and will help our students reach new heights as we prepare them for careers of tomorrow.
Rich Handler
CEO and Director of Leucadia and CEO and Chairman of the Board for Jefferies Group
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National board of Advisors
There are only three things that are non-negotiable – our vision, our mission and our values. It’s not about what you achieve, but how you achieve it.
Kelly King
Retired Chairman and CEO of Truist
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National board of Advisors
The best thing that young people and everyone can do is to be entrepreneurs and create jobs and opportunities
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Founder and CEO of Pace Communications & Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross
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National board of Advisors
These leaders have charted their own path in life and achieved great success in business, philanthropy and more. Their work demonstrates to our students that the American dream is alive and well
Kurt L. Darrow
Former Chairman, President and CEO of La-Z-Boy Inc.
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National board of Advisors
Tim Belk lead the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with sales totaling $3.5 billion in its past fiscal year.
Tim Belk
Chairman and CEO of Belk, Inc.
David King
National board of Advisors
David King said in an interview with Dr. Qubein that one of his lessons in leadershipis to be a constant learner; he takes 45 minutes a day to learn more, read more, and listen more.
David King
Former Executive Chairman of LabCorp
National Board of Advisors
Go forth and raise strong families remembering that all you can ever leave behind is your reputation, your good works and your children for the next generation.” said Powell while giving High Point University's Commencement address.
Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State