Sunday, April 26, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

UC Davis taps Justis to head entrepreneurship institute

CleveJustisW

Cleve Justis, executive director of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis, is photographed in Gallagher Hall's great room. T.J. Ushing, UC Davis/Courtesy photo

By
From page A1 | December 05, 2013 |

Cleveland Justis, an accomplished organizational leader with more than two decades of experience, has been named executive director of the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He started this week.

“We’re very excited to have Cleve join us,” said Andrew Hargadon, a professor at UCD’s Graduate School of Management and the founder and faculty director of the institute. “His deep experience building both successful private companies and nonprofits provides a strong foundation for his leadership as the institute enters an exciting new phase.”

The Child Family Institute serves as a nexus for entrepreneurship education and research and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives at UCD. Its programs bring science, engineering and business students and faculty together with entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an environment that blends effective theory, hands-on participation and need-driven innovation.

The institute is a Center of Excellence at the Graduate School of Management.

Justis will lead and manage the institute, with responsibility for strategic direction, program development, fundraising and relations with relevant academic programs at UCD as well as the institute’s growing network of partners, donors and sponsors across universities, corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, foundations, and state and federal policymakers.

He will oversee the institute’s diverse programs, including its entrepreneurship academies, the Big Bang! Business Competition, the Business Development Fellows program, Angels on Campus, undergraduate Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshops and the Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center.

“The Child Family Institute does important work leveraging the immense intellectual, research and business assets of UC Davis and the Graduate School of Management,” Justis said.

“Throughout my career, I’ve seen firsthand the power of entrepreneurship to create jobs, spur innovation and make the world a better place. I’m honored to be chosen to lead the institute to its next level of impact and success.”

Justis has worked and consulted widely throughout numerous businesses, nonprofits and governmental organizations, including the Potrero Group, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, National Park Service and many leading corporations.

He is the co-founder and former director of the Institute at the Golden Gate, part of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Under his leadership, the organization won California’s most prestigious environmental award, the Governor’s Award for Economic and Environmental Leadership. Previously, Justis was the executive director of the Headlands Institute in Sausalito.

He has taught and lectured at top universities, including the UCD Graduate School of Management — where he developed a course in social entrepreneurship that resulted in numerous successful student startups — as well as at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Georgetown University.

Justis serves as the board chair of the Marin Community Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community foundations with more than $1.5 billion in assets. He formerly served on the board of directors of Net Impact, a 15,000-member international network that employs business to generate social change, and as a commissioner of the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the UCD Graduate School of Management Alumni Association.

Justis studied biology and environmental sciences at Swarthmore College and UC Berkeley. He received his MBA in strategic management and finance at UCD in 2004, and is pursuing his doctoral degree here.

— UC Davis News

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Davis team wins world robotics championship

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
     
    Nepal quake death toll exceeds 1,800

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

    Spring storm delivers late rain, snow to Northern California

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    At the Pond: Plenty of pleasures in our bioregion

    By Jean Jackman | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Pioneering organic chef presents her memoir Monday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Suspect in UCD assault arrested

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

    Dog park marks anniversary with cleanup

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Rail-safety bill passes Senate committee

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Free Family Bike Clinic set Sunday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Watch them in action

    By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5

    Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

     
    Dodd speaks as part of public policy series

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    We did it (together)!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

     
    $2.72 million judgment ordered against Dollar Tree Stores

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Fly Fishers to hear about advanced streamer tactics on Tuesday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Bicycle activist will speak Monday at Hall of Fame

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    UCD hosts bike auction Saturday, May 2

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Those texts still linger

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B6

     
    New ways of giving locally and beyond

    By Marion Franck | From Page: B6

     
    Study questions accuracy of tumor gene mapping

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

    Water, water everywhere?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Mayor’s Corner: A spirit of renewal permeates Davis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

    By Our View | From Page: A12

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A12

    Poker proceeds help youths

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Invest in water of the future

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Anaheim, where The Force is with you

    By Sebastian Onate | From Page: A13 | Gallery

    .

    Sports

    Davis gets two baseball wins in two days

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1

     
    Grizzlies dominate young Blue Devils on Senior Night

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Energy, fan-friendly happenings highlight UCD spring football game

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Devil golfers capture CAL Invitational title

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD roundup: Aggies reach water polo semifinals

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

     
    Blue Devil swimmers are up to the challenge

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Babich brings the heat as DHS girls stick it to Oak Ridge

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

     
    DHS softball struggles continue against Sheldon

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    History comes alive in ‘The Sacramento Picture’

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Big Italian food, sports bar to fill Little Prague

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Yolo County real estate sales

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A7

    Davis Roots hires new general manager

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Comcast announces speed upgrade

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Whitney Joy Engler

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Valente Forrest Dolcini

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, April 26, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8