Welcome to my thoughts on innovation in higher education. I am triply interested in this topic because I teach university students how to connect scientific research and consumers (i.e. Product Development), I research how innovation can be used to create sustainability for households and I serve the in Texas State’s Associate Vice President for Research office as the Faculty Liaison for Strategic Research Initiatives (currently focusing on innovation and economic prosperity). Higher education around the world is facing huge challenges related to accessibility and accountability. I am seeking to seed, join or build teams of stakeholders (students, faculty/staff and community members) to make Texas State a 21st century leader in student centered education.