Dr. R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr., became chief executive officer of ASU Enterprise Partners in 2016. Previously, he served as the chief executive officer of the ASU Foundation for A New American University.
Prior to joining the foundation in October 2011, he served as ASU’s senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and director of the Global Institute of Sustainability. As senior vice president for OKED he was responsible for ASU’s growing annual research portfolio, growing to among the top research institutions in the country without a medical school.
Shangraw serves on the boards of several programs and institutes, including the McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and The Sustainability Consortium, and he chairs the board of directors of the ASU Foundation’s Arizona Technology Enterprises.
Shangraw has been married for 31 yrs, has three beautiful children and currently holds professor of practice appointments with ASU’s School of Public Affairs within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions and the School of Sustainability within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.