posted Feb 21, 2011 in ACADEMICS
The concept of entrepreneurship has given McPherson College a renewed focus, and now a new staff position will focus on entrepreneurship.
McPherson College has hired Dr. Betsy Gatewood of Wake Forest University as its first Entrepreneurship Fellow, starting on March 1, 2011.
Dr. Gatewood is one of the foremost experts on entrepreneurship in post-secondary education, as the Director of the Wake Forest University National Science Foundation Partners for Innovation Program and Co-director of the Center for Enterprise Research and Education.
Dr. Gatewood said she was excited to work with McPherson College students, faculty and administration to enhance the college’s liberal arts education with an entrepreneurial mindset.
“Today’s students are interested in making a real difference in the world,” Dr. Gatewood said. “They are internationally focused and technology-savvy. We want to equip them with entrepreneurial skills for tackling the complex problems they will face at home and abroad.”