Innovation Council


The University Innovation Council is charged with developing and implementing the application process for the The Explorer Challenge, formerly known as the Strategic Innovation Fund. The cross-campus, interdisciplinary group will initially review and provide feedback on project pre-proposals and final proposals. The work of the Innovation Council is being coordinated by Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation.

  • Tara Baillargeon, Raynor Memorial Libraries
  • Parker Dow, Undergraduate Student
  • Erin Folstad, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Jay Goldberg, Opus College of Engineering
  • Nathan Hammons, Law School
  • Jeff Janz, Division of Student Affairs
  • Daria Kempka, Office of Marketing and Communication
  • Katelin Krenzke, Graduate Student
  • Edi Kuhn, Alumni Memorial Union 
  • Sherri Lex, Graduate School
  • Shelly Malin, College of Nursing
  • Mara Merritt, Undergraduate Student
  • John Peterson, College of Business Administration
  • Eric Waters, Communication Studies