Christopher Sell

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Director of Alumni & Entrepreneur Engagement

Chris is a business developer, alumni relations officer, project manager, and career educator. He’s passionate about creating community and connecting people to opportunity. Chris is a graduate of Western Michigan University (BA, 2007) and completed his Master’s degree (MA) in Higher Education Administration at Michigan State University in 2010. Chris serves as the Director of Alumni and Entrepreneur Engagement at the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. In this position, he leads alumni outreach efforts to build advocacy and support for MSU’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, while connecting alumni and entrepreneurs with campus speaking opportunities, advisory roles, and student startup mentoring opportunities at the University.

Chris is also the Founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, a non-profit organization that aims to retain and attract emerging talent to the Lansing region through marketing initiatives, unique events, and programming that showcase the Greater Lansing Area’s as a destination city for college graduates and returning professionals.