Lewis Sheats is taking on additional roles at North Carolina State where he has been a driving force in expanding entrepreneurship programs.

“Lewis has been a tireless innovator and advocate for entrepreneurship education in the Poole College of Management for many years,” said Tom Miller, senior vice provost for academic outreach at NC State. “I’m excited to have his role expanded to include campus-wide responsibilities through which he can have an even greater impact in building NC State’s entrepreneurial culture and programs.”

Sheats is now the holder of three titles:

  • Assistant vice provost for entrepreneurship at NC State University,
  • Executive director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic based in Poole College
  • Associate professor of practice in Poole College

The Entrepreneurship Clinic launched under Sheats in January of 2015. He is a member of the Poole College of Management’s Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship faculty

Sheats also becomes a member of the NC State Entrepreneurship leadership team after his new roles were approved by the North Carolina Board of Governors earlier this month. He reports to Miller and Annette Ranft, dean of the Poole College.

And he will be busy.

“Sheats is serving the university in building an alliance model of entrepreneurship at NC State, including the integration of Poole College’s entrepreneurship activities with those of the NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative based in the Office of the Provost. He also serves as liaison with the Wolfpack Investor Network (WIN),” the university noted.

“We are pleased that under the direction of Lewis, the Entrepreneurship Clinic has grown and has become an important vehicle helping to drive entrepreneurship education, outreach and research across campus,” Ranft said.

Sheats has been a member of the Poole College faculty since 2003.