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Executive Education

Dean's Executive Speaker Series

Dean's Executive Speaker Series

Title: Is Higher Education Lip Synching for Its Life? How Entrepreneurship (or Entrepreneurial Thinking) is Re-energizing a Mature Industry Sector.

Tuesday, Feb 15th                                                                                                                                                                                    5:30pm (Virtual by Zoom)


Which institutions will survive the next era of transformation; and what are the characteristics of the entrepreneurs who’ll usher in this new era?

Every institution is unique in its heritage and vision. But to remain relevant in these transformative times, they must create effective learning communities that address today’s needs. While the ivory tower might produce fundamental and directional change, higher ed institutions need to meet the demands of 21st century leaders right now. It’s time to bring higher education and entrepreneurship on stage to lip synch for their lives!

About the speaker:

A tireless advocate of the transformative benefits of higher education, Leonard “Nappi” Napolitano became Capture’s Chief Executive Officer in February 2020. A 20+-year veteran of the education technology industry.  In his prior roles he has transformed sales and account executive teams in producing industry leading growth and retention results. He came to Capture in 2018 after eight years as Senior Vice President of Member Development (Chief Revenue Officer) for Parchment, Inc., the leading provider of academic credential solutions for schools and universities. Before that, he was Vice President of Sales for Presidium Inc. and one of the founding employees at Blackboard. When he is not working, he is a member of the Endeavor Mentor Network, working with social- and community-focused entrepreneurs; trustee of Centre College, a former two-term chairman on the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education; a thirteen-year veteran of the U.S. Army; a Red Cross Disaster Action Team veteran and player for both the Camelback and Phoenix Storm Rugby Football Clubs.

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About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.