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New Director Named for Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Western New England University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has welcomed Jim McKeon as its new Director. After teaching entrepreneurship at the University for more than a decade, McKeon brings his experience working in a collaborative teaching environment with business, engineering, and legal disciplines to the Center.

jim_mckeonjpg"I look forward to serving as Director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and continuing to build onto the University's collaborative and integrative entrepreneurial efforts in teaching and programming," said McKeon, a professional educator within the University’s College of Business.

McKeon succeeds Eric Gouvin, who was recently named Dean of the Western New England University School of Law. Gouvin praised McKeon saying “Jim is one of the most entrepreneurial people on campus. The Center is in good hands.”

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a resource for small business development in the Pioneer Valley. Combining the resources of the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship offers personal, professional assistance to entrepreneurs in the business startup stage, free of charge through the Small Business Clinic and numerous community outreach events.

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Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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