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Nick Swayne is the Executive Director of 4-Virginia and the founder of JMU X-Labs.  He leads a team of partner institutions in meeting the mission to leverage their strengths to improve the efficiency and economic impact of higher education across the Commonwealth.  Nick regularly teaches Leadership in Organizations in the Human Resource Development program He serves as faculty advisor for the Stanford University Innovation Fellows, the Executive Director of Virginia-DC robotics, chairs the Veteran Scholar’s Task Force, and is the founder of the Harrisonburg Regional Veterans Collaborative.  Nick is a doctoral candidate in Strategic Leadership (ABD), and is serving in his third term on the Harrisonburg City School Board.  He’s a retired Army officer with 26 years of service.

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