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Kayne named Cintas Chair at Richard T. Farmer School of Business

Joseph (Jay) Kayne has been appointed the Cintas Chair in Entrepreneurship at Miami’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business.

The Cintas Chair leads the teaching and research activities in the Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship in the School of Business.

"Jay has a rich background in entrepreneurship, in advising entrepreneurs in developing new ventures, in leading research in the application of entrepreneurship and in directing programs that implement entrepreneurial practices and economic development at both the state and federal levels. We are excited about the contributions Jay will make to our students as well as to the business community in this region," said Roger L. Jenkins, dean of the business school.

Kayne is a partner of Exit Strategies Inc., worldwide consultants on the application of entrepreneurial theory, strategies and practices. In May, he and Exit Strategies Inc. founder John W. Altman (who taught at Miami 1992-1998) conducted a four-day workshop on entrepreneurial leadership and public policy at the Civil Service College in Singapore. Previously, Kayne served as vice-president for community and policy at the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Kansas City, Mo., where he helped entrepreneurs and policymakers understand the issues associated with creating pro-entrepreneurship climates to support business start-ups and growth.

Kayne has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has been a featured speaker on entrepreneurship at many regional and national events. He has held economic development responsibilities with a number of organizations, including eight years as director of economic development and commerce policy studies at the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C.

Kayne earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and also holds a master’s degree and doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

"Entrepreneurship continues to be a powerful engine for economic growth and social change in the United States and around the world. I view this opportunity at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business and the Page Center as the perfect venue to continue to uncover the ‘mysteries’ of successful entrepreneurship and to share this learning with the next generation of entrepreneurs," said Kayne.

Date Published: 07/31/2003
Volume: 23   Number: 2


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