DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND VENTURE DEVELOPMENT NAMED
Mark Fox will join the BGSU community as the new director of innovation and venture development, Dr. Michael Ogawa, vice president for research and economic engagement, has announced. In this capacity, Fox will manage the University’s intellectual property activities and will work with NextTech Ohio, northwest Ohio’s entrepreneurial services provider funded by the Ohio Third Frontier program, to facilitate the translation of faculty-based innovations into commercial activities.
Fox has 10 years of experience working as a patent technology associate at the University of Toledo, holds a JD degree with a Certificate of Concentration in intellectual property law, and is well known among his peers in the region, Ogawa said. Fox may be contacted at email@example.com.
Ogawa also announced that Hillary Snyder, BGSU’s research compliance officer, is leaving the University. “We are now in the process of developing a transition plan for the research compliance office and will immediately start a search for Hillary’s replacement,” he said.
“Hillary has done much to professionalize and advance the Office of Research Compliance during her time at BGSU and while her departure will certainly be a loss for the University, this moves offers Hillary a new set of challenges and opportunities for the future,” he said in wishing her well.