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Gordon Jones

Boise State University
Dean
Gordon Jones is the founding Dean of the College of Innovation + Design (CI+D) at Boise State University as of June 2015. CI+D is a diploma granting college tasked with identifying new pathways of learning (from new cross-disciplinary majors to new university initiatives) that yield skills to meet emerging workplace needs for students across public higher education.

Prior to his role at Boise State, Gordon served as the Evans Family Foundation Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab. Hired as the inaugural Director in 2011, Gordon has led the i-lab from launch to maturity with 600 ventures incubated and $250 million raised in professional funding since opening.

Gordon has 25 years of innovation experience spanning startups to Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries. He serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Cross of Idaho, Trailhead Boise, and as a Commissioner for Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC). He is a graduate of Brown University (BA) and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (MBA).