Luke Peterson, Director of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Utah Valley University, will be joining me at 11:00 AM Mountain on September 23, 2013 to discuss social impact through community engagement.
Luke will also be speaking at SECFC13, the Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference Friday, September 27, 2013 at Snowbird.
Luke Peterson is an expert in innovation, specializing in cross-sector partnerships and innovation.After receiving a B.A. in history from Utah Valley University, Luke completed a master’s in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He then worked in local government management and economic development for the City of Davenport, Iowa, the Town of West Warwick, Rhode Island, and Wasatch County, Utah.
Luke returned to UVU in 2011 to direct the formation of cooperative partnerships between UVU and its external partners. Luke works with individual companies, nonprofits, communities, government agencies, and entire sectors to provide engaged learning opportunities for students and faculty while creating deep value for the university’s external partners. His current project is the development of the Innovation Academy at UVU — a center designed to teach the principles of design thinking, and opportunity identification to cross-sector teams of public, social, and private sector entrepreneurs.