Martha J. Crawford will be the new dean of the Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) at Sacred Heart University, effective August 5. She has both a business and academic background, having served as senior vice president of Research & Development for several multinational companies (Air Liquide, Areva and L’Oréal) based in France. In those roles, she fostered technological innovation, sponsoring internal innovators, coaching and helping to develop tech startups with VC partners and creating new startups with innovation partners.
Sacred Heart University’s gaming students earned accolades during the spring semester as they worked on games, attended conferences and participated in eSports competitions. Sacred Heart has a robust game-design program for undergraduate and graduate students. It also has an eSports club team for any students who are interested in gaming. In late March, the eSports team participated in its first high-level intercollegiate competition—the HV Gamer Con in Albany, NY—and reached the quarterfinals. It defeated SUNY Canton but fell to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sacred Heart University will host ScaleUp CT, an event for growing and emerging companies presented by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) Thursday, June 6, beginning at 4 p.m. at SHU’s University Commons facility. The program will feature a keynote address by Josh Geballe, commissioner of the state Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and various concurrent panel discussions addressing technology, cybersecurity, leadership, international trade and related business opportunities. The panels will be moderated by prominent technology and leadership professionals.
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