Associate Director of Iona’s Hynes Institute Named Candidate for Faculty Innovation Fellows Program at Stanford University’s d. school

The program is designed to help expand entrepreneurial movements across college campuses

Entrepreneurship, Faculty Success

New Rochelle, N.Y. - Iona University’s associate director of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Lendynette Pacheco-Jorge, has been named a candidate for the Faculty Innovation Fellows program at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (

Poised to serve as a catalyst for positive change, Pacheco-Jorge will now tap into a network of like-minded educators from around the world to share insights, feedback and findings to further drive innovation at Iona.  

“Community is at the forefront of this program,” she said. “With access to a vast network of diverse entrepreneurs and change agents, this program will allow me to further empower Iona students to take ownership of their education and co-curricular activities.” 

Similar to the student-led University Innovation Fellows program, the Faculty Innovation Fellows program is a two-year experience designed to help faculty and staff expand the innovation and entrepreneurship movement at their respective schools. 

Candidates are required to develop a project over two years. Pacheco-Jorge's project aims to help students “follow through and apply the knowledge and experience gained to pursue their envisioned career path.” 

“My mission within the first year is to create a roadmap for students that will help them apply what they learn inside and outside the classroom to solve real-world problems,”  she said. 

Participants who successfully finish the program will be introduced as Faculty Innovations Fellows in March 2025.

Pacheco-Jorge currently teaches the Entrepreneurial Internship capstone course, and oversees the development and implementation of programs that foster entrepreneurial thinking and action among students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Iona University. 

Learn more about the Faculty Innovation Fellows program today.