W. Robert Stover Chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program; Associate Professor of Business Administration
Mindy Walls has developed an entrepreneurship leadership program and will teach Leadership and Stewardship and serve as a Fiat Lux instructor.
Her experience in strategic management and university-level teaching, as well as her diverse background in entrepreneurship, law, public affairs and the development of academic programs perfectly aligns with Waynesburg's vision.
In her role as West Virginia University’s Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, she designed a nationally recognized entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem to connect the work of WVU’s individual colleges and centers across campus.
Ms. Walls was integral in securing $1.4 million in federal funding for the development of WVU’s Women’s Business Center, which opened in February 2017 and provides training and counseling to community-based businesses, as well as WVU’s LaunchLab Network, which is an applied innovation center for students.
At WVU, she also served as a Visiting Associate Professor and the Interim Director of the EQuad Program for the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Entrepreneurship Center Director for the College of Business and Economics.
Ms. Walls also served as the Senior Director of Corporate Development at Chesapeake Energy and has five years of experience practicing energy-related law.
Active in her community, she currently serves as board chair of the WVU Women’s Business Center Advisory Board; Vice President of Programs and Events for the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a national organization for entrepreneurship educators; a member of the BBT Monongalia – Preston Advisory Board; and a member of the Finance Council at Saint Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Morgantown.
Juris Doctorate, West Virginia University