Headshot of Carol Marcus-Rehtmeyer

University of Texas (UT) Dallas’ Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has hired Carol Marcus-Rehtmeyer as executive director.

She will also be an associate professor of instruction at the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Marcus-Rehtmeyer has considerable experience in the nonprofit sector. She most recently co-founded the South Texas Animal Rescue and Veterinary Clinic in January 2022.

Before this, she was the president and chief executive of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History from September 2018 to April 2022, having already been executive director from November 2012 to April 2016.

Between 2016 and 2018, she helped nonprofits improve funding, sponsorship and attendance via the Ed Rachal Foundation. Earlier in her career, she was president and CEO of toy and game developer Rehtmeyer and founder and CEO of the Toy and Game Industry Foundation.

UT Dallas’ Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is based within the Naveen Jindal School of Management and focuses on creating an entrepreneurial culture among the student body. It is also responsible for the UT Dallas Seed Fund, which invests in companies linked to the university.

Marcus-Rehtmeyer says: “I look forward to working with the team here to expand the institute and create a more global profile. I want to work to grow the institute into an internationally known organisation.”

She adds: “My goal is to make our entrepreneurship centre a shining star, the place to go to launch innovative and exciting ideas. I am excited to be able to collaborate with the many brilliant minds at UT Dallas.”

Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).