R.F. (Rick) Shangraw, Jr.
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Chief Executive Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners, Arizona State University
Member, Board of Directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU
Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor of Practice, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions
ASU Enterprise Partners
Arizona State University
300 E. University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281-2033
Dr. R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr. is the chief executive officer of ASU Enterprise Partners and the ASU Foundation for A New American University. Under Shangraw’s leadership, ASU Enterprise Partners was created in 2016 as a new model for diversified revenue generation to support Arizona State University.
Prior to joining the foundation, Shangraw served as ASU’s senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) and director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. As director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Shangraw oversaw research, education, and problem-solving initiatives, with a special focus on urban environments.
Since taking the helm as the foundation’s CEO in 2011, Shangraw has directed a team of more than 150 fundraising professionals that has generated over $700 million in new investments and commitments in support of the university. For five consecutive years (2012–16), the foundation has been awarded the premier, four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the country’s largest and most respected evaluator of nonprofit organizations. The foundation also has received CareerBuilder’s Top Company to Work for in Arizona honors for three consecutive years (2014–16).
Before joining ASU he was founder and CEO of Project Performance Corporation, a research and technology consulting firm specializing in environmental, energy, and information management issues. During his tenure, PPC received the Inc. 500 Award for being one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States. Prior to PPC, Shangraw was on the faculty of Syracuse University.
Shangraw holds professor of practice appointments in the ASU School of Sustainability and the School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
MPA, Public Administration, Syracuse University
Environmental Studies Certificate, Environmental Studies, Dickinson College
PhD, Technology and Information Policy and Organization Design, Syracuse University
BA, Political Science (magna cum laude), Dickinson College