CCNY names Andrew Wooten first innovation management and business development executive

The City College of New York has named Andrew Wooten as its first-ever senior director of innovation management and business development.

In his new position, Wooten will be responsible for leading development and execution of CCNY’s strategy to maximize the commercial success of innovations developed with CCNY, CUNY and Foundation for City College resources. He reports to Dee Dee Mozeleski, the executive director of CCNY’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications.

“Andrew will play a vital role in identifying where the college can make the most significant impact in the area of research and creative scholarship,” said Mozeleski. “His role will strengthen engagement with organizations throughout the region and the country by forming deeper connections between the academy and the needs of the communities that we serve.”

“City College is a clean slate when it comes to creating the types of innovation programs that we envision,” said Wooten. “New York ought to be a productive place to do this work, as it is a talent-rich environment with opportunities to create partnerships from the intellectual assets and properties that it already possesses.”

Wooten possesses a long record of achievement in innovation management. Most recently, as vice president and managing director of Cincinnati Children’s Innovation Ventures, he grew annual commercialization revenue more than sixfold, from $5 million to $33 million. Prior to that, as executive director of research business development and strategy at Baylor College of Medicine, he grew annual commercialization revenue by almost 400 percent.

Wooten has also held increasingly responsible positions in academia, private equity and biotechnology companies. 

A graduate of Berea College, Wooten holds master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and the Stetson School of Business at Mercer University. 

About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

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