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Imagine pitching an idea to Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph or asking former U.S. Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell a question. Amazing, right? High Point University regularly hosts internationally acclaimed thought leaders who interact with you and help you discover your own path to personal growth and leadership.


One of the advantages of coming to a High Point is students do have access to faculty and to amazing successful people throughout the world, like Netflix co-founder, Marc Randolph, who's our entrepreneur in residence. And he works with students who are creating business plans and trying to execute an idea. The Today Show for the past 20 plus years was produced by Joe Michaels, and Joe Michaels is a full time faculty member here in our School of Communications.

Allan Beaver spent his career on Madison Avenue running a major advertising firm in New York City and was recently inducted into the creative hall of fame. And he's a full time faculty member in our School of Art and Design.

Working with Steve Wozniak was a great experience. He's such a humble man. And if you didn't know that he was the co-founder of Apple, you really wouldn't have known. He was very down to Earth, willing to talk to us, you know, gave us great advice about technology and exercise science. That's one very extraordinary leader that we have access to. Then also Dr. Nido Qubein, our president, I've had the opportunity to get to know Dr. Qubein on a deeper level. And it's even carried over to the fact that he wrote my recommendation letter for graduate school.

Even though we know he's the president of our university, he's much more than that to us. He's a mentor. He's just not a name that we hear, he's someone that we can actually get to know.