special event speaker
Len Jessup, Dean, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Halle Chair in Leadership, joined his alma mater, the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, in May 2011. In 2000, Mr. Jessup was recruited from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University to head the Department of MIS at Washington State University (WSU). During more than a decade at WSU, he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Dean of the College of Business, Vice President of University Development, and President of the WSU Foundation. His most recent roles were Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Dr. Jessup received his B.A. in Information and Communication Studies in 1983 and his MBA in 1985, both from California State University, Chico. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management in 1989, and was awarded the Outstanding Ph.D. Alumnus Award in 2004.