Bruce Kingma has been Appointed Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


April 12, 2007

SYRACUSE, NY -- Bruce Kingma, professor and associate dean in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (iSchool), has been appointed to the new position of SU associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation. The appointment -- made by Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina -- is effective immediately.

As associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation, Kingma will provide leadership for the Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative -- a collaborative partnership made possible by a five-year, $3 million grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative builds on the key tenets of Scholarship in Action by encouraging faculty and students throughout Central New York to work with communities of experts across disciplines and geographic boundaries to foster entrepreneurial education and innovation in three key areas -- technology, neighborhood and arts entrepreneurship -- while utilizing three experiential sites in the region: the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems headquarters; The Warehouse and the Arts Quarter in downtown Syracuse; and the South Side Innovation Center.

Kingma will work with SU and partner institutions to develop new curricula and curricular elements, enable research, and facilitate experiential learning and that integrates the concept of entrepreneurship and innovation across disciplines.

Kingma will remain as associate dean for the iSchool through the arrival of the school's new dean; current dean Raymond F. von Dran steps down from his position in August 2007.