Cecelia Bowers

Cecilia McInnis-Bowers

Project Director

Cecilia’s industry background includes work with large nonprofits, a Fortune 100 company, and positions of academic administrative-leadership at two national liberal arts institutions. 

Full Bio

The Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation and the Kemper Foundation recognized her work in blending entrepreneurship and liberal arts education. Twice, she received a national award for innovation in curriculum design. She has experience in designing programming for personal and team development as a consultant and executive coach.

Cecelia’s recent research areas include: indigenous entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, decision-making, and curriculum development and delivery.

Summary of Experience

  • 16 years as a Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Business at Rollins College in Orlando.
  • 13 years as the Dean of the Division of Business & Graduate Programs at Birmingham-Southern College.
  • Awarded the Innovation in Entrepreneurial Education Award and Humana’s Executive Directors’ Award.
  • Recipient of a 3M Corporation Grant – Teamwork Across the Curriculum and GM Excel – World Class Team Building Scholarship.
  • Honored as a Kauffman Foundation Consortium Fellow in Entrepreneurship & Liberal Art.
  • Earned Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Community Health from Southern Illinois University and Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University.
  • Post Doctorate studies completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.