Chancellor Nelson (2/4)
In this episode of the Changemakers series, Chancellor of Minerva University, Ben Nelson, discusses the university's manifesto and how it directly relates to the value of the education they provide to not only their students but also to the people those students will eventually lead and serve.
Minerva's manifesto is made up of four core values: critical wisdom, amplified potential, meaningful creation, and purposeful integrity.
Chancellor Ben Nelson is the founder of Minerva with a passion to reinvent higher education. Prior to Minerva, Nelson spent more than 10 years at Snapfish where he helped build the company from startup to the world's largest personal publishing service. Prior to joining Snapfish, Nelson was president and CEO of Community Ventures, a network of locally branded portals for American communities.
Nelson's passion for reforming undergraduate education was first sparked at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he received a Bachelor of Science in economics. After creating a blueprint for curricular reform in his first year of school, Nelson went on to become the chair of the Student Committee on undergraduate education, a pedagogical think tank that is the oldest and only non-elected student government body at the University of Pennsylvania.