DENVER – Emily Griffith Technical College just announced they have hired Lulu Lantzy as the Director of Innovation and Partnerships. In this new role, Lantzy will steward industry and community partnerships, oversee successful implementation of current and prospective employer engagement initiatives, oversee student-run businesses (Emily’s Cafe, Salon & Barbershop, Spa and Massage Clinic), and leverage industry partnerships to connect students to the Colorado workforce.
“With our intense focus on community partnerships, and the importance they play for Emily Griffith Technical College, it made sense for us to hire a strategist who could advocate for the school, build new relationships and nurture our current relationships,” said Stephanie Donner, Executive Director at Emily Griffith Technical College. “Lulu is joining our team during a time of remarkable growth, change and opportunity for Emily Griffith. She will be instrumental in developing and strengthening the industry and employer engagement strategy at the school.”
For the last nearly ten years, Lantzy was the executive vice president of National Services Group, the largest student entrepreneurial bootcamp in the U.S., where she mentored hundreds of national undergraduates through their business ventures. She was responsible for university recruiting and developing strategies to improve the university recruiting program nationwide for more than 30 universities around the country.
Lantzy will work collaboratively across the college to leverage university talent and resources to implement industry engagement. She will also manage the industry engagement team, which will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with employers.
In 2014, Lantzy created the Alumni Program for College Works, tracking down more than 40,000 program participants and creating the alumni database to help students network with industry professionals and learn about potential job opportunities after graduation.
Lantzy has been a part of the Entrepreneur’s Organization since 2006, joining the Philadelphia chapter as it’s youngest member and remaining active with the Colorado EO community as a member. She is an executive board member for ChooseLife.org, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating teen suicide.
Emily Griffith Technical College has been a longstanding institution in Colorado for over 100 years. The institution has touched so many lives in Colorado, helped to start thousands of small businesses, and has consistently jumpstarted individuals into new careers. Emily Griffith is an institution that continues to power Colorado’s economy and workforce.