Welcome to the SEED Institute

From the Director

As the founding director, I am thrilled to welcome you to the SEED Institute in the Regis University College of Business and Economics. Our Institute joins a family of centers on campus to promote the economic, social, and environmental health of communities in our region, our state, our nation, and beyond.

The SEED Institute is one example of exciting changes taking place at Regis in recent history. We join the newly reorganized College of Business and Economics, which was founded by Dean Timothy Keane in 2015. Our new Provost Janet Houser has infused our faculty with enthusiasm for research and student engagement. And our faculty and staff continue to provide creative, cutting edge opportunities for our students to develop themselves as leaders for others. Our mission as a Jesuit Catholic institution is as vital as ever in the face of contemporary challenges. It is an amazing honor to be a part of such a vibrant community.

SEED and the College of Business and Economics are redefining business as usual through research and teaching that demonstrates the pathway to successful community centered development focused on the triple bottom line.

Join us in solidarity with Planet Earth!

Beth Schaefer Caniglia


Climate change and economic inequality interact to present a need to re-envision business as usual. Advancements in renewable energy, intermodal transportation systems, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship are examples of the opportunities that exist for doing well by doing good. Businesses around the world are embracing social responsibility as a cornerstone of the triple bottom line: accounting for the environmental, community and economic benefits of industry.


To catalyze regenerative economic and enterprise development that stewards human and natural resources through research, teaching and community partnerships. To specialize in advancing the knowledge, skills and creativity needed to build the new urban economy.

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