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Joel Wiggins is the Executive Director and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEE&I) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  CEE&I, the hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in the university, strives to strengthen the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation on the campus, increase research leading to new programs and technologies, foster collaboration between the university and community partners, and drive economic development in the community.

Joel is an experienced business owner in several industries including automotive, real estate, apparel and others. With over 22 years as a CEO and owner of businesses, he has played a significant role in the development of many CEOs and successful leaders.

Joel is a board member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (Jan. 2009-present), the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network.

Joel is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a focus in Finance and Marketing.