External Partners

Scott Shrake

AVP Strategy/ ED Entrepreneurship


Dr. Scott Shrake serves as the Assistant Vice President for Strategy in the Office of the President & Executive Director for the Institute for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Colorado State University. In his role as AVP Shrake helps operationalize the university Courageous Strategic Transformation with an emphasis on Impact, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. As the Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Shrake promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, product development, and commercialization for students, faculty, and community members.

Anders Van Sandt

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Dr. Anders Van Sandt is an Assistant Professor of Regional Economics and a Community Development Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Van Sandt received his Ph.D. in 2018 from Colorado State University in Agricultural and Resource Economics and worked for two years as a postdoctoral scholar at Texas A&M. His current Extension and research efforts revolve around promoting rural economic development by exploring rural-urban linkages, entrepreneurship, access to healthcare, and interdependencies between local industries. Though an early career member, Dr. Van Sandt has been awarded a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant and has published numerous academic and Extension articles in outlets such as Health Economics, Tourism Economics, and the Journal of Regional Science, among others.

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