Nelson hired by SSU School of Business and Economics
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School of Business and Economics dean, Dr. William Silver, announced Mark Nelson has been hired as the Hugh Codding Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sonoma State University. Nelson, the former President and COO of the Nelson Family of Companies, begins the new position immediately, working with faculty, students and community organizations to develop and deliver on a number of entrepreneurial initiatives already under way.

“Sonoma State is a treasure just waiting to blossom to new heights.  There are countless opportunities here,” said Nelson.  “I’m looking forward to making a difference in students’ lives, infusing hope and excitement, and developing a new kind of thinking.”   Nelson brings to the position a broad perspective on entrepreneurship, its potential for students, and its place in higher education.
“Believe it or not, entrepreneurs are created, not born.  In today’s world of incessant change, we have to own that we are our own product and service. 

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