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Lally School of Management Names Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs

Lally School of Management Names Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs

September 1, 2020

The Lally School of Management has named Clint Ballinger, lecturer and executive entrepreneur-in-residence, as the interim director of undergraduate programs beginning Sept. 1, 2020. 

As part of the Lally School, Ballinger both teaches and works to connect the school to industry and other entities on campus. In his new role, he will discuss Lally’s undergraduate programs with prospective students and parents, advise students throughout their studies, oversee the scheduling of all undergraduate courses, ensure students are provided counseling and support for life after Rensselaer, and promote Lally’s student culture and community. He will also ensure the school is offering the most up-to-date and responsive educational opportunities.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of this new role and am excited to work even more closely with our undergraduate students and different departments around campus,” said Ballinger.  

To all of his roles, Ballinger brings industry experience. He started his own company, Evident Technologies, by raising over $30 million. Eventually, he grew the company to roughly 50 people, and licensed their products to Samsung and eBioscience (later bought by ThermoFisher).

Ballinger is the inventor on over 30 patents in biotechnology, energy, telecommunications, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and nanomaterials. He received a bachelor’s degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from University of Michigan.


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