Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Georgia State University   Atlanta, GA   Full-time     Management
Posted on July 10, 2024
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Georgia State University (GSU), one of the country’s most diverse R1 institutions, seeks a dynamic, forward-looking director for its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute (ENI). The new director will leverage Georgia State’s world-class research capabilities and student success model to become a global leader in preparing students from all backgrounds to develop pioneering new businesses and lead innovative organizations.


Georgia State is a recognized leader in innovation, ranking No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2024. ENI is an outgrowth of this culture. It is an academic unit housed in Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business with a university-wide mandate to create an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset across the entire campus. Since its launch in 2016, ENI has seen remarkable enrollment growth, with entrepreneurship now the fifth-largest undergraduate major at Georgia State. The new director will capitalize on this growth, further raising ENI’s visibility and outcomes by enhancing curricular and co-curricular offerings, expanding the partnership opportunities within Georgia State, and actively engaging with partners in the thriving and extensive business ecosystem that is metro Atlanta.


Reporting to the dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and to the university provost, the new director will be a collaborative and respected leader passionate about advancing access to entrepreneurship and innovation and partnering with individuals across the institution and beyond to build curricular and experiential opportunities for students. The new director will grow the faculty and facilitate research that seeks to gain a deeper understanding of how to enhance entrepreneurship and inclusive innovation in the economy. The new director will be a systems thinker and relationship builder who will lead the institute by strategically identifying and fostering areas for additional growth, innovation and partnership. Fundraising, in partnership and collaboration with college and university development staff, will be critical to the director’s activities as ENI seeks to scale and ensure programmatic sustainability.


Minimum and preferred qualifications along with additional information about the position and Georgia State University can be found in the leadership profile:


AGB Search is pleased to assist Georgia State University with this search. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Aug. 15, 2024, to the AGB Search Portal: GSU Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute. Candidates are requested to submit the following: a curriculum vitae or resume; a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities and desired experiences and attributes in this profile; and contact information for five references (to be contacted at a later date with candidate’s permission). Inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest in the Director, ENI position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:


Kimberly Templeton, J.D., Principal,

Frederick Moore, J.D./MBA, Senior Executive Search Consultant,

Nancy Targett, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant,

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate,

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