Mary Holz-Clause named economic development VP at UConn
University of Connecticut
September 29, 2011
Mary Holz-Clause has been named the University of Connecticut’s first Vice President for Economic Development. Prior to her appointment at UConn, she served as the Associate Vice President for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University. Holz-Clause will begin at UConn on Dec. 2, and will play a pivotal role in coordinating and managing two of UConn’s most important economic development initiatives: BioScience Connecticut and the new Tech Park to be located in Storrs.
At Iowa State, Holz-Clause co-managed a staff of 700 Extension faculty and staff and a budget of more than $95 million. She was responsible for outreach and engagement activities on the local, state, national, and international levels to advance economic development opportunities with key partners of ISU. She provided cross-disciplinary academic outreach in economic development, engaged in external fundraising, and assisted firms in business development and technology transfer. Her work has included research surrounding the introduction of new technologies for corporations, including large corporations as well as small start-up entrepreneurs.