Established in 2011 under the university’s Institute of Business & Public Policy, the Hickel Endowed Professorship is named for the former two-term Alaska governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior. In her role, Holthaus will engage with the public through community events focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Her interests lie in social enterprises with a positive community impact and highlighting nontraditional forms of strategic leadership.
“We are excited to have Stephanie join us as the Hickel Endowed Professor,” said Yaso Thiru, director of the Institute of Business & Public Policy at APU. “She is a leader in climate advocacy and a champion of diversity in leadership, both of which align with our curriculum at APU. She also brings to the role career experience in leadership, innovation, philanthropy, government relations, and strategy design. We look forward to her public engagement throughout the academic year.”