The Team

Faculty and students work together to make the Ballard Center a unique place for learning and putting that learning into practice.

Providing more than 3,000 students per year with quality programming requires the collaboration of several team members. See below to learn more about our incredible contributors:

Management Team

Todd Manwaring
Managing Director
Associate Teaching Professor

Alicia Becker
Social Innovation Projects Professor

W. Gibb Dyer
Academic Director
O.L. Stone Professor of Entrepreneurship

Reid Robison
Partner Relations Manager
Assistant Professor

Alicia Gettys
Communication/Operations Manager

Aaron Miller
Social Venture Academy Advisor
Assistant Teaching Professor

Paul C. Godfrey
Associate Academic Director
Associate Professor

Rose Palmer
Event Manager

Student Associates

Alison Brand, Kate Hulme & Lori Bell
Receptionist & Marketing/Event Managers

Changemaker Club President

Camden Robinson & Kyle Harrison
Social Innovation Leadership Council (SILC) Program Directors

Oscar Chavez & Shirene Urry
Social Innovation Solutions Competition (SISC) Program Directors

Mara Thomas & Thomas Barlow
Y-Prize Newborn Program Directors

Cara Bassett & Oscar Chavez
Advisement/Internship Program Directors

Graduates for Social Innovation President

Talmage Haines
Social Innovation Projects (SIP) Program Director

Social Venture Academy (SVA) Program Directors

Marissa Getts
Y-Prize Solar Program Director

Board Members