Hank Foley, the Man with the Plan
Columbia Business Times
When Beyond Meat opened its doors in Columbia, it was a shining example of business partnering with academic research. Thanks to a united effort involving the University of Missouri, business and community leaders, the company moved its plant here from Maryland and brought with it jobs and an enterprising spirit. Several months later, Hank Foley, senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at MU, arrived with a plan to ride that spirit. Responding to a hypercompetitive market for federal research dollars, he developed a five-point strategy to increase academic research and bring more of it to the marketplace.
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