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Innovation

Purpose

In response to the Academic Affairs UPC’s recommendation to improve alignment between academic and signature programs with respect to innovation, a group of faculty and staff will begin to meet quarterly to promote communication and collaboration across the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leavey School of Business, the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, the School of Engineering, and the School of Law, along with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Provost’s Office.

Dan Aguiar
Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rich Barber
Professor, Physics

Caryn Beck-Dudley
Dean, Leavey School of Business

Silvia Figueira
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering
Director, Frugal Innovation Lab

Kevin Kraver
Director of Business Development, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Lisa Millora
Senior Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Provost’s Office Relations, Provost’s Office

Laura Norris
Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic

ECP representative (TBD) in this group  

Planning Group

A proposed initiative under exploration is the establishment of a platform to house and incubate new start-up ventures involving SCU alumni, students and faculty. A planning group is working to inventory and integrate existing campus programs; to consult with faculty, staff, and students to identify existing needs; and to clarify next steps.

Paul Abbayad
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Caryn Beck-Dudley
Dean, Leavey School of Business

Sanjiv Das
Professor, Department of Finance

Chris Kitts
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean, School of Engineering

Kevin Kraver
Director of Business Development, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Lisa Millora
Senior Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Provost’s Office Relations, Provost’s Office

Laura Norris
Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic