Murray State University has announced new outreach initiatives to develop and support the business community.
Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson said the University remains committed to regional support for entrepreneurial and economic services while also involving student and academic advancement.
“Murray State University has been providing entrepreneurial and economic development support services to the region since 1981 and we will continue to do so,” said Jackson. “While we continue to rebalance budget realities with academic programs, we will not sacrifice our role as an activist and catalyst for small business as well as industry growth. We will continue our support in the region through a new outreach initiative in our Bauernfeind College of Business.”
Tasked with providing that outreach will be Chris Wooldridge, former district director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Murray State University. In his previous role at Murray State University, Wooldridge oversaw regional support for small business development and economic initiatives. In this new role, Wooldridge will continue to connect academic, economic and entrepreneurship fields for student and community advancement. He will advance student engagement and entrepreneurship by working with business and industry, growing the connections of Murray State’s colleges with businesses and seeking student experiential learning opportunities.
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