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Stowsky is New Associate Dean at Haas School

posted September 2, 1998

Jay Stowsky joined the Haas School of Business July 1 as associate dean for school affairs and initiatives.

Since 1995 he has been director of research policy at UC's Office of the President, where he worked on a new framework for the University's relationships with industry in research and technology transfer.

Previously Stowsky spent two years at the White House as senior economist for science and technology on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, then chaired by the Haas School's new dean, Laura D'Andrea Tyson.

There he also focused on promoting technological innovation through university, industry and government partnerships.

At Haas, he will be responsible for managing all school affairs, including budget and operations, marketing and communications, computer and career placement services, and continuing education for corporate executives.

He plans to work with Haas School units (such as the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Fisher Center for Management of Information Technology, and the Berkeley Center for Executive Development), as well as the campus Office of Technology Licensing, to create a new point of entry -- an "incubator without walls" -- on the Berkeley campus.

This point of entry would be utilized by companies interested in commercializing Berkeley technologies and by faculty and students interested in making contact with companies and venture capitalists.

The plan, loosely modeled on UC San Diego's Connect program, is for Haas to offer the campus and the Bay Area business community a range of services, including custom executive-level business courses, student interns, and regular opportunities for Bay Area entrepreneurs to network with inventors, investors and each other.

The effort may eventually expand to include UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore labs, he said.

Stowsky earned both his BA, '82, and PhD, '90, at Berkeley and his MPP, '84, from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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