Lloyd Lewan

“The greatest gift that anyone could ever receive is making the long walk from intelligence to wisdom,” said Lloyd Lewan, Ph.D., chairman of Lewan & Associates and pioneering dean of Semester at Sea.

The Jake Jabs Center of Entrepreneurship and CIBER welcomed Lloyd Lewan, known as one of Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs, to an intimate crowd of University of Colorado Denver faculty, staff, students and local business professionals on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.

Lewan’s “The Bureaucrat vs. The Entrepreneur” presentation captured all in attendance, and served as first in the Jabs Center’s “Best of Colorado” speaker series. Madhavan “MP” Parthasarathy, Ph.D., and director of the Jabs Center introduced Lewan as a dear friend and distinguished professional who embodied both an academic and entrepreneurial spirit.

In the late 1960s as a recent graduate of the Marine Corps, Lewan served as the first dean of Semester at Sea, an international ship board study program for college students, with no former experience working on a ship or building a curriculum. He spoke about his long road to learning to lead and how he had to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset in order to make the program successful.

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