Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis was recently reappointed to a new three-year term on the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.
Committed to transforming the state’s economy through the accelerated growth of diverse startup and early stage technology companies, Ohio Third Frontier is a nationally recognized economic development initiative that provides access to a statewide network of resources to businesses and entrepreneurs. The network provides access to business expertise, mentorship, capital and talent to help turn great ideas into thriving companies and well-paying jobs.
“It has been a true honor to be able to serve the state of Ohio through participation on the Third Frontier Advisory Board, and I look forward to continuing that role,” said President Nellis. “Third Frontier plays an important role in advancing innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the state, and Ohio University is uniquely positioned to help support this statewide initiative.”
The 16-member Ohio Third Frontier Advisory Board was created to provide guidance to the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. Board members represent leaders from industry, academia and government who advise on strategic planning and general management and coordination of programs associated with the Ohio Third Frontier.
Nellis was first appointed to the board in September 2017. The new appointment is for a term beginning March 23, 2018, and ending March 14, 2021.