By Don Hudson, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Aug. 30--EDITOR'S NOTE: Today columnist Don Hudson begins a series of profiles of up-and-coming leaders in the greater Charlotte area.
Look for this feature each Monday in MoneyWise:
Four years ago, when Tarun Malik was visiting Charlotte from Charleston, he looked down Tryon and Trade streets, gleaming with skyscrapers, and told his wife that Charlotte would be a great place for a Johnson & Wales University campus.
"If we had a campus here," Malik told her, "the business program would do absolutely phenomenal. I thought it was an incredible city."
Today, a week …