Meehl promoted to director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Lake Erie College
With the funding and vision in place, Lake Erie College has hired John Meehl as its director for the new Center of Entrepreneurship, which was funded by a recent $1.297 million five-year challenge grant from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation of Hudson and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Mo.
Meehl, former director of Academic Services at the College, is taking the reigns of the new initiative titled, ‘Put Your Passion to Work.’ He will be in charge of managing activities and programs of the Center, including supporting student internships, community outreach and special events. He will also facilitate community and alumni engagements related to entrepreneurship in cooperation with other campus offices. Meehl is currently in the process of establishing a Student Advisory Board for students interested in providing input into the new initiative.
‘Put Your Passion to Work’, has a three-fold foundation – faculty and curriculum development, experiential components and mentoring and community and alumni engagement. The initiative will help create an awareness and inspire an entrepreneurial spirit in students, regardless of their major field of study.
“I am excited about beginning this new opportunity and look forward to working with the faculty and community to make the Center a success,” said Meehl. After spending 30 years in public education in
Ashtabula County, Meehl originally joined Lake Erie as a member of the Education Department where he served as instructor of education and chair of the department. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor.