Tonya Witherspoon is known for being an Innovator, Strategist, Entrepreneur, and connector. Her passion for innovation, education and technology has helped her succeed in connecting Industry leaders with faculty and students at Wichita State University. Tonya has helped engage, create, and expand education and career opportunities for students at Wichita State University. She has taught courses in robotics, clay animation, new media, and online education. Tonya is an analytical problem solver with the ability to drive strategic projects while managing competing priorities, deadlines, and financial goals. She has founded multiple companies and served in executive roles building hardware and software for enterprise customers. Tonya is a published author and keynote speaker.