Jeremy VanAndel has been named founding director of the Hive at Franklin College and an instructor of business at the college.
The Hive is one of five "engaged learning areas" within the college’s Ruth Lilly Center for Exploration and will be located on campus in the Andrews-Dietz House.
The Hive features consulting services, business and ideas incubation and creative play and experimentation.
VanAndel has worked for both IndyReads Books and the Humane Society of Indianapolis.
“We are very excited to have Jeremy join us in both of his roles. He will bring valuable experience and insight to the business classroom, and his vision for The Hive is inspiring for students, faculty, and community members alike,” said Lori Schroeder, provost and dean of the college, in a news release. “Jeremy is a gifted leader ready to guide our students in the collective spirit of innovation and collaboration while epitomizing some of the most distinctive goals of our newly reimagined college curriculum.”
VanAndel holds a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality and tourism management from Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis.