Igniting Liberal Arts Education With Entrepreneurial Spirit
The Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership enables students to become innovators and leaders by coupling the essential liberal arts education with the foundational entrepreneurial principles learned and experienced through our courses and extracurricular programs.
By utilizing academic and programmatic engagement, the Bates Center invites students, faculty, alumni, and professionals into meaningful and creative collaborations to identify problems, create opportunities, and invent solutions. We combine academic rigor with active exploration into trending topics in technology, science, healthcare, marketing, education, environmental studies, and philanthropy. Programming is open to all students.
The workplace and marketplace have changed dramatically since Lewis & Clark students were born and will evolve again before they graduate. The Bates Center helps students anticipate, navigate, and participate in this change.