Brandon Price, a businessman, scientist and entrepreneur, was named the inaugural Ben J. Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Lamar University College of Business.
Price will collaborate with Lamar’s colleges, institutes and centers – mainly the College of Business and the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship – to teach students about business planning. He will also aid in starting up innovative enterprises, help in community outreach to local business, and connect Lamar to business and academic academies throughout the country and even internationally.
“We are very pleased to have Brandon Price as the Ben J. Rogers Chair,” Henry Venta, dean of the College of Business, said. “He brings not only outstanding academic credentials but practical entrepreneurial experience from an exceptional career that will enhance his leadership in this vital area for the college and for Southeast Texas. The endowment and the name – because of the great reputation of Ben Rogers – have enabled us to attract an individual of the highest caliber.”
Price holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and is always involved in entrepreneurial start-ups. Two start-ups he has worked with recently are Nascent Biotech, a Florida-based clinical-stage company developing treatment for brain cancer, and OcuSciences, a Michigan-based company developing a tool to help detect diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.