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New UM System Executive Envisions Entrepreneurial Education



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Hank Foley, the newest executive for the University of Missouri System, thinks Missouri should raise the next generation of entrepreneurs rather than the next generation of farmers.

Foley is executive vice president for academic affairs, which includes systemwide oversight of research and economic development. Noting Missouri’s increasingly diverse workforce, he said that its citizens might work five or six jobs in their lives and that self-employment will likely be part of their job history. Rather than the Jeffersonian ideal of yeoman farmers, Foley thinks a technologically savvy entrepreneurial workforce is the answer to furthering the state economy.

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