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Third installment of Stewards of Place series released for free to the public

MADISON, Wis.—The American Association of State Colleges and Universities released its latest publication, Operationalizing Stewards of Place: Implementing Regional Engagement and Economic Strategies, as the third monograph in its Stewards of Place series.

The monograph, including a chapter co-authored by WiSys Technology Foundation Executive Director Arjun Sanga, examines initiatives from across multiple institutions to exemplify how colleges and universities around the country encourage community engagement and drive economic development.

Sanga used his 20 years of expertise in technology transfer, intellectual property management and commercialization to help inform the chapter titled, “Intellectual Property Management for Small Research Offices.”

WiSys Technology Foundation is named in the chapter as an example of successful economic development and applied research support at small institutions.

To read more about the AASCU, click here.

To view the monograph as an ebook or download a pdf, click here.


Sanga is the Executive Director for WiSys Technology Foundation. He has more than two decades of experience leading research collaborations, managing intellectual property, closing licensing deals and fostering startup companies. He spearheaded major deals and sought to balance the needs of different stakeholders, including faculty, state government, industry and investors. A registered patent attorney, Sanga has been involved in every aspect of research administration and technology transfer, from operations to management. He has a background in chemistry and computer science.