Former Google senior executive Carley Graham Garcia became the executive director of the University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation this fall, succeeding founding director Dennis Bone, who retired.
Garcia spent the last 12 years at Google, most recently as head of external affairs, responsible for public policy, government relations and community engagement for the New York City region. Feliciano School of Business Dean Greg Cant says Garcia’s leadership and experience at Google will be key to the next phase of the Center, which includes building upon community relationships and expanding its network of partners.
“She’s going to really help imagine and create what we’re going to do as we prepare people for the skill sets that will be essential for the careers of the future,” says Cant.
Garcia says the Center will focus on resilience, whether as an individual, a business, an industry or community. “You can only learn if you can build, then pivot and change,” she says. “We want to teach students the skills not only to survive, but to thrive in a constantly changing business landscape.”