HPU Adds Five New Members to Board of Visitors

Schools and Libraries

May 18, 2018

From: High Point University

High Point, NC, May 17, 2018 – High Point University has appointed five new members to its Board of Visitors. The board is composed of more than 100 friends of HPU who are recognized for their character and leadership abilities.

“We appreciate all the ways these individuals have contributed their leadership and service to High Point University and the greater community,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “HPU deeply values their continued support, as we are proud to have them represent the university and serve as an inspiration to our students.”

The recently appointed members are as follows:

Yvonne Bostic-Short

Bostic-Short is known for being a “professional volunteer.” She is a community and civic leader who has won numerous awards for her service to the High Point community. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the High Point Public Library and Macedonia Family Resource Center. She is also the chair for the High Point Historical Society Board for the High Point Museum as well as on the Board of Trustees at Guilford Child Development.

“I have always admired HPU for all the wonderful and marvelous attributes exemplified by the university’s students, faculty, staff and leadership,” she says.

Kristine Cox

A native of South Carolina, Cox moved to North Carolina as a teen and considers High Point her hometown. She and her husband, Jeff, own and operate Rowland Woodworking (formerly a division of Snow Lumber Company), an architectural millwork manufacturer specializing in commercial casework.

“I’m an avid supporter of education, and I believe that the success of High Point University is the success of High Point,” she says.

Elizabeth Dozier

A native of Seagrove, Dozier is a trustee of Trinity United Methodist Church in Troy and a member of the board for The O’Neal School in Southern Pines. She is also a volunteer at the N.C. Pottery Center. Her mother, Martha Luck Comer Johnson, is an HPU alumna and generous supporter.

“I have such fond childhood memories of High Point College through my mother’s love and passion for HPU,” she says. “When she talks about her alma mater there is a twinkle in her eye, and it just brings so much happiness into her life and mine. I want to serve in her honor.”

William “Bill” Fidler

Fidler is the managing partner of All In Advisors LLC and CEO of RGA Enterprises Inc. in Charlotte. A 1969 graduate of HPU, he is the former president and CEO of Brenntag North America and member of the Board of Management of Brenntag AG, where he spent a 45-year career until retiring in 2015. Fidler is a member of the Chemical Education Foundation Board of Trustees and chairman of the Board of Directors of Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center in Henderson, Kentucky.

“I am inspired by High Point’s emphasis on traditional values and focus on preparing its students for living lives of significance. I look forward to contributing,” he says.

Joan Johnston

Johnston, a Seagrove native and now resident of Raleigh, serves on the Board of Visitors and Alumnae Council of Saint Mary’s School and is an active member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church. She is also involved in many civic and community organizations, including The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild, North Carolina Museum of History Associates, American Cancer Society, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh Fine Arts and the UNC-Chapel Hill Thurston Arthritis Research Board.

“I am serving on the Board of Visitors at High Point University to honor my mother, Martha Luck Comer Johnson, who graduated from HPU, and further her legacy,” she says.