Ken and Jana Kahn Family Donates $5 Million to Support High Point University’s New Hotel
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2019 – A High Point University trustee from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has given a $5 million gift to support the hotel that is currently being built as part of the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center project. The hotel property will be named Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel.
The hotel will be named: Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel
“We are very grateful for the generosity of the Kahn family,” said High Point University President Nido Qubein. “Their support is propelling our university forward to new heights of excellence.”
Additionally, the Kahn family recently endowed the Kenneth F. and Jana S. Kahn Extraordinary Staff Awards to honor HPU employees who provide dedicated service to the campus community and live out the university’s mission to provide students with an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.
“I’m grateful to be connected with a university that teaches core values to its students and is committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow,” says Ken Kahn. “I know that the new hotel will provide a quintessential hands-on learning experience for students in the event management and hospitality management programs.”
The Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel is adjacent to the Qubein Arena and Conference Center on the corner of University Parkway and Lexington Avenue. The hotel will be a teaching facility with 30 residential rooms, a fine dining restaurant and meeting space.
Ken Kahn graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree and from Harvard University with a law degree. He is president of LRP Media Group, a multimillion-dollar global media company serving education and business professionals, which he started in 1977. Recently, LRP Media Group acquired University Business, a multimedia resource that provides cutting-edge coverage of education news, technology, academics, facilities management, security, financial services, policy, profiles and opinion. Ken serves on various boards, including the HPU Board of Trustees, and has been honored by many business and civic organizations for his involvement. In “Florida Trend’s” annual issue, “Florida 500,” Ken was recognized as one of the most influential business leaders in the state of Florida. Jana Shellington Kahn graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a bachelor of business administration in human relations and management, and currently serves as chief marketing officer with LRP Media Group.
ABOVE PHOTO – High Point University received a $5 million gift from the Jana and Ken Kahn family to name the new hotel the Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel. Pictured is an architectural rendering of the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center to which the Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel will be adjoined. The entire project is expected to be completed in fall 2020.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.