Julienne (Julie) obtained her B.A. in Classics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her M.B.A. from Millikin University. Prior to joining Millikin, she spent 11 years in the information technology industry during which time she worked for Nims Associates, Inc. and owned two technology start-up businesses. She was the Extended Learning Coordinator with Decatur Public School District 61 for four years creating and implementing innovative, experiential summer learning programs and afterschool programs. In 2013 she joined Millikin University's faculty and in the spirit of Millikin's Performance Learning led the Arts Entrepreneurship program including the Blue Connection retail art gallery learning laboratory. Julie is currently the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and embraces an ethic of entrepreneurship in her daily life. She lives on a historic farm property east of Decatur with her husband and four children.