Position title: Advisor to the Dean
Jeff Snell serves as Special Advisor to the Dean & Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His primary focus is value creation for the Division of Continuing Studies. In addition to supporting the Dean's initiatives, his areas of engagement have included mentoring entrepreneurs in the UW-Madison Discovery to Product program; teaching social entrepreneurship; and applying a social enterprise lens to reaching nontraditional learner audiences, per the DCS mission. His mentored start-ups have garnered best new business awards by local chambers of commerce, receipt of the Morgridge Force for Positive Change award in Wisconsin, and individual national recognitions, including honors from the Manhattan Institute, selection as a Fellow for Ashoka, and receipt of a MacArthur "Genius" Award. Several models are highlighted in his TEDx talks.