Mike And Alison After Hours: Dr. Nido R. Qubein — President, High Point University
This episode of the Mike And Alison After Hours podcast features Dr. Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point University.
This week, Mike and Alison talked to Dr. Nido R. Qubein, President of High Point University. This is the first installment of the show’s three-part series on leadership in higher education.
As always, Mike and Alison started the show by reminding listeners of an upcoming giveaway — “How To Work With Jerks” written by Eric Williamson. Eric will be a guest on the show in August, at which time we will announce the winner. To enter, make sure to subscribe to Mike And Alison After Hours and drop a comment on our YouTube channel or any audio podcast platform.
With that announcement taken care of, Mike and Alison moved on to talk with Dr. Qubein about his work in the world of education. Check out the full video for the complete discussion:
Get To Know Dr. Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point University
Dr. Qubein comes from a diverse business background, having been involved with a range of organizations over his 35 years as a professional. From banking to retail to women’s clothing, Dr. Qubein offers a wealth of experience and insight.
“If you understand the principles that lead to success in any business and apply them with vigor, chances are, you’re going to succeed,” says Dr. Qubein.
Dr. Qubein took the position of president at High Point University in 2005. Since then, he has overseen the development and transformation of the institution to present new opportunities for those enrolled there.
“We’re an unconventional university on the one hand and a conventional one on the other,” says Dr. Qubein.
Under Dr. Qubein’s leadership, HPU has developed programming that offers a focus on experiential education and values-based learning. He also teaches the freshman course, “The President’s Seminar on Life Skills”, which offers advice on winning habits, skills, and values that all HPU graduates should possess. A thoroughly engaging leader and personality, Dr. Qubein is passionate about his achievements, as well as fostering them for those he works with and teaches.
“The circumstances in which we find ourselves never determine where we end up,” says Dr. Qubein. “They only define where we start.”
For the complete discussion with Dr. Qubein, make sure to check out the full episode of the Mike And Alison After Hours podcast.
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