Chancellor Ben Nelson (1/4)
If the goal of Higher Ed is to prepare its students to make a positive global impact, we cannot do so by cutting off our universities from the rest of the world.
In this episode of the Changemakers series, Chancellor Ben Nelson of Minerva University discusses the importance of inclusivity and diversity in higher education.
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.