CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Release: Aug. 8, 2000
Hensley is named Entrepreneurial Center director
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Hensley has been named director of the John Pappajohn
Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College
Hensley, associate director of JPEC, succeeds Ed Moldt, who served as director
from 1998-2000 and was recently named chairman of the JPEC Advisory Board.
As director, Hensley will develop and implement a comprehensive entrepreneurial
program designed to meet the educational needs of UI students and Iowans of
"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the UI's entrepreneurial
program. The previous directors built a solid foundation and instructional
team that has resulted in our early success. As director, I will continue
our efforts to assist all Iowans in pursuing their dreams of business ownership,"
At the Tippie College of Business, Hensley will teach entrepreneurship courses
in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program, coordinate local and statewide
FastTrac entrepreneurial training programs at Iowa's community colleges, and
work with students, UI faculty and Iowa entrepreneurs on new business development.
He will also play a leadership role in the JPEC's new statewide high school
entrepreneurship program that includes high school teacher training and support
and an advanced summer camp for Iowa high school students.
Hensley became JPEC's associate director in January 1999 after serving as
director of the John Pappajohn Business and Entrepreneurial Center at North
Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Hensley has more than 10 years
experience in entrepreneurial education, business consulting and management.
He has provided start-up and management consulting services to several companies
throughout the Midwest and recently started a new company in Iowa.
Hensley also works with several statewide organizations, including the Iowa
Entrepreneurial Consortium's statewide distance learning program in entrepreneurship.
He also is a member of the board of directors of the Eastern Iowa Enterprise
Council and a member of the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
Hensley, a native of Atlantic, earned a bachelor of science degree in economics
and political science from the UI. He has a master's of business administration
from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he is also a doctoral candidate.