Alumni Events

August 2, 2018 at 9:45 am

Wealth & Poverty | Finding Pathways Out of Poverty for the Isolated Appalachian, Sept. 27

The Wealth and Poverty theme at Ohio University presents alum Jennifer Simon on “Finding Pathways Out of Poverty for the Isolated Appalachian” on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Alden 319.

Simon is one of six speakers during “Action on Inequality Week” from Sept. 21-28.

Jennifer Simon, portrait

Jennifer Simon

An Ohio University alum, Simon earned a B.A. in Political Science in 1995 and a master’s in Public Administration in 1997 from the College of Arts & Sciences. She earned an MBA in 2011 from the College of Business.

Simon became the Executive Director of Regional Innovation Network in 2016 when OHIO was awarded a $2 million Appalachian Regional Commission grant to build a regional innovation network in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. As leader of the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program, Simon manages a network of faculty, staff, service providers, constituents, and executive mentors to bolster the success of entrepreneurs and start-up companies; makers; and individuals building workforce skills.

Simon previously served as Director of the Ohio University Innovation Center for eight years, growing the incubator’s client base from three to 25 members.

About Action on Inequality Week

Going beyond teaching, learning, and advocating for equality, many are taking positive, important actions against inequalities in income, health, education, and well-being in local communities. The Wealth and Poverty Week on Action on Inequality brings the OHIO community together to discuss various actions to combat the growing inequalities in our society and advance the common good.

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