MOBILE, Ala. – Business entrepreneur Todd Greer, chief catalyst and CEO of Exchange202, a shared workspace community in the heart of downtown Mobile, has been named dean of the School of Business at University of Mobile.
Greer will lead expansion and program development for the Christian university’s internationally accredited School of Business. He will continue his work with Exchange202 and other business incubator programs, giving UM students expanded opportunities for real-world experience and internships in business development, entrepreneurship and community engagement.
Dr. Chris McCaghren, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said Greer’s entrepreneurial experience will be an advantage for students, as it is for the Mobile area.
“It is through the tireless efforts of pioneers like Dr. Greer that Mobile and the surrounding communities continue to experience growth and realization of our full potential,” McCaghren said.
“We are excited to have someone of Dr. Greer’s caliber and experience join the UM team. His passion for training up a new generation of business leaders is contagious, and I have no doubt he will bring a spirit of entrepreneurism to our School of Business,” McCaghren added.
With two decades of on-the-ground work in a wide variety of organizations, Greer brings a wealth of experience in community building, ideation and innovation, capacity building, social media and organizational communications, and leadership development.
Greer said, “One of the most exciting opportunities that we have as professionals is to invest in the lives of young people as they grow into the leaders of our community.
“I am tremendously honored to be able to work alongside the amazing administration, faculty and staff at University of Mobile as we work to provide our students with a grounded academic experience that prepares them to fulfill their professional calling and transform the world.”
Greer holds a Ph.D. in organizational leadership with a major in human resource development from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia; a Master of Science in ministerial leadership from Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama; completed graduate work in communications studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. He has numerous publications to his credit, including journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at national conferences.
He has served as lead instructor and board member with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation PortAL and instructor for the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy for high school students. He is a board member for United Way of Southwest Alabama and Springboard to Success Inc. which, with the Downtown Mobile Alliance, operates the Urban Emporium retail incubator. He is an advisory board member with Veterans Recovery Resources.
He was an instructor with University of South Alabama’s Minority Business Accelerator and an adjunct instructor at Spring Hill College.
Previously, Greer was executive director of the SynerVision Leadership Foundation in Blacksburg, Virginia; minister of administration for Glen Allen Church of Christ in Glen Allen, Virginia; and head boys’ volleyball coach at Highlight Springs High School and assistant women’s volleyball coach at Virginia Union University, both in Richmond, Virginia.
Also, he served four years as minister of Holmes Road Church of Christ in Lansing, Michigan.
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.