Dr. Richard Wylie, President of Endicott College,
Joins North Shore InnoVentures’ Board of Directors
BEVERLY, MA, September 30, 2014. North Shore InnoVentures, (NSIV) one of New England’s leading technology incubators and business accelerators, announced today that Dr. Richard E. Wylie, President of Endicott College, has joined the organization as a member of its Board of Directors. Wylie, a pioneer in developing innovative programs for adult learners and a leader in the North Shore economic community, joins NSIV’s board as the incubator is experiencing growth and partnering with higher education institutions.
“Dick Wylie has committed to helping North Shore InnoVentures strengthen the biotech industry cluster in our region through the support of startups and the education and training of a skilled workforce.” said Martha Farmer, President & CEO of North Shore InnoVentures. “Dick shares our vision, and as a member of our Board, his leadership in developing partnerships between industry and academia will be invaluable as we look to strengthen our relationships with institutions throughout the North Shore.”
Dr. Wylie is on the board of the Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore, which is a partnership forged in 2012 by NSIV and four regional colleges (Endicott College, Gordon College, North Shore Community College, and Salem State University). By pooling resources, the Consortium’s members will be able to offer both aspiring students and promising entrepreneurs access to sophisticated, expensive but widely used analytical instrumentation for both research and training, strengthen the region’s biotech cluster and expand opportunities for internships and employment of graduates.
“I’ve seen firsthand the outstanding work that NSIV has done for both their promising entrepreneurs and for our aspiring students though their internships with NSIV client companies,” said Dr. Wylie. “I look forward to supporting NSIV’s mission of helping early stage companies succeed, while helping prepare our students to compete successfully for jobs in the state’s fastest-growing industry sectors.”
North Shore InnoVentures operates technology business incubators to nurture innovative early-stage companies and support sustained economic growth in the North Shore region. NSIV focuses on cleantech and life sciences, two of the strongest technology clusters in Massachusetts. The incubator provides creative business acceleration services that increase the success rate for early-stage companies and their investors.
Under Dr. Wylie’s 27-year leadership, Endicott College has transformed from a small, two-year women’s college to a four-year, coeducational institution that includes a graduate school and sites around the world, with an enrollment of more than 5,000 students. Over the past ten years, the Endicott campus footprint has doubled and today includes The Science and Business Center, a new facility with STEM incubator labs that provide startup biotech companies with an infrastructure to develop their ideas. NSIV works closely with companies in residence in the new STEM incubator labs, providing mentoring and support services.
In addition to creating new undergraduate programs spanning many disciplines including Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences and Entrepreneurial Studies, Dr. Wylie has established graduate programs through the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott, which offers a Master’s of Business Administration and recently was approved to offer Ph.D. degrees in Nursing and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Wylie is actively involved in the North Shore community and serves on numerous boards, including banks, corporations, and non-profit agencies. Prior to Endicott, Dr. Wylie was a professor and administrator at the University of Connecticut, Temple University, the University of Colorado, and Lesley College. He holds a doctorate in education from Boston University.
About Endicott College
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s and bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,500 undergraduate and more than 2,700 adult and graduate students. For more information, visit www.endicott.edu.
About North Shore InnoVentures
North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) business incubator headquartered at the burgeoning cluster of more than sixty life sciences and cleantech businesses at the Cummings Center in Beverly, MA. NSIV is dedicated to accelerating the growth of innovative early-stage life sciences and cleantech businesses and supporting the economic growth of Boston’s North Shore. Its management, board of directors, advisory board, and mentors bring a wealth of entrepreneurship experience in addition to business development and technical expertise. Further support comes from sponsors who contribute marketing, legal, operational and educational services. For more information, visit https://nsiv.org/.
Contacts: Martha Farmer, Ph.D. President & CEO North Shore InnoVentures 508-527-1832 firstname.lastname@example.org
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