September 1, 2009 /
UCCS names El Pomar Chair for Business, Entrepreneurship
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Provost Peg Bacon and College of Business Dean Venkat Reddy named Thomas N. Duening (pronounced "Den-ning") the campus's new El Pomar Chair for Business and Entrepreneurship.
Deuning will join fellow chairs Terry Boult and Michael Larson in working through the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization to boost funding, innovation, research and economic development at the university and in the local community.
Having considerable experience from his time as Arizona State University's director of entrepreneurial programs, Deuning said he hopes to make UCCS a key resource for increasing the development of future entrepreneurs and advancing innovation in the Pikes Peak region.