Paul Magelli, Sr., Ph.D.
Paul Magelli is a Senior Director of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He is also Scholar in Residence at Kauffman Foundation, advising on the development and implementation of initiatives to advance entrepreneurship training and knowledge.
His past positions include Dean, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wichita State University; Vice President for Academic Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; President, Metropolitan State College of Denver; and he holds the title of President Emeritus, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois.
Paul earned A.B., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Illinois, and holds an honorary Doctor of Law, honoris causa, from the University of Bristol, U.K., where he helped establish the Bristol Enterprise Centre. He has served on numerous boards of technology-based firms.