Dean Terry Papillon has announced the appointment of Myles Elledge, C’85, as director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce.

Dean of the College Terry Papillon has announced the appointment of Myles Elledge, C’85, as director of the University of the South’s Babson Center for Global Commerce. Elledge will begin his new role at Sewanee on June 28. The Babson Center is the university’s center for co-curricular experiences in business, provides a developmental program through the Carey Fellows program, and is a part of the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program. 

Elledge was most recently executive director, health & environment, for social impact start-up Biomass Controls PBC, in Durham, North Carolina. There he has developed and negotiated partnerships with organizations and funders around the world to advance innovative water and sanitation technology in emerging market countries. He has also been a social impact consultant, serving as a policy and technical advisor for clients such as Stanford University, the Gates Foundation, and UNICEF.

“I am very excited to have Myles join us; his experience in international business and organizational leadership, and his proven ability to build inclusive partnerships, will help us continue to develop business education for students at Sewanee,” said Papillon. “The students involved in the search were very excited about how he will lead the Babson Center.”

Elledge holds a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He previously served for more than 20 years with RTI International. As senior director for global development, he led multi-disciplinary programs affecting governance, global health, education, and the environment in 34 countries, and worked with offices in El Salvador, India, Indonesia, South Africa, China, the Middle East, and Kenya.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Sewanee and take up the charge as the director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce. An outstanding foundation is set for the Babson Center, and we are poised to broaden the co-curricular offering to meet tomorrow’s opportunities for global business and societal impact,” said Elledge.