Director - Programs
Jobst Hall 141
Ken has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University, as well as a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He practiced law in Houston, Texas for 13 years, primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, business & commercial law, and acquisitions. For 6 of those years, Ken served as a Court-appointed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Southern District of Texas. Ken chose to leave the practice of law and for two years worked with a management consulting company near Chicago. In October of 1998, Ken joined Bradley University as the Assistant Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center, and became its Director in 2000. He has taught "Family Business Management" and "Small Business Management" for Bradley's Foster College of Business Administration.
Ken regularly counsels individuals and companies on topics such as: business plan preparation, financial management, business start-up and marketing. As Turner Center Director of Programs, he is also responsible for developing and managing student-based entrepreneurship initiatives. Ken has assisted more than 500 individuals and business owners in the preparation of their business plans, resulting in the start-up of more than 400 new businesses and financing secured totaling over $30 million.