CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (July 18, 2023) —Jeni Al Bahrani ’05, director of Thomas More’s Dr. Anthony ’65 & Geraldine ’66 Zembrodt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and professor in the Robert W. Plaster College of Business, is named as a new board member of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC). Al Bahrani joins four fellow newcomers to the board, all volunteers comprised of leaders from Kentucky’s business, education, innovation, and economic development communities.

KSTC is a nonprofit organization comprised of members representing regions throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. Members support the organization through developing and managing creative initiatives in education, economic competitiveness, and scientific research. Members serve for three-year terms, up to two consecutive terms.

“I am excited to contribute to KSTC’s mission, vision, and work alongside other passionate individuals from business, education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development communities,” says Al Bahrani. “Together, we will elevate Kentucky to new heights, fostering a brighter future for our commonwealth and beyond, providing support to entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, small businesses and academic researchers across Kentucky.”

Al Bahrani is further contributing to the region with her entrepreneurial skills by partnering with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on its newly launched initiative, College Community Connections. The new initiative focuses on retaining and engaging the region’s college student population by creating connection opportunities for students and employers in need of talent. The first event takes place in fall 2023 at Thomas More University and pairs students interested in careers in bioscience, life science, and STEM with local companies that have needs in those fields.

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For 100 years, Thomas More has created a university for the student who wants to Be More, Do More, Seek More, Win More, Achieve More, and Create More. Since its founding in 1921, Thomas More has provided a mission-driven, liberal arts education that is based in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Students learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth, which allows them to begin the journey to become the person they were created to be. Entering into the second century, it’s time for More. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More aspires to be the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, build upon its excellent return on investment (ranked #1 among private universities/colleges in Kentucky by MSN Money in 2021 and ranked #2 for long term gain in Kentucky by a 2022 Georgetown University study) and share with this generation the transformative power of the Thomas More experience. To find out more, visit

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