About Us

Sandbox is an internal consultancy and lab space for the Southern New Hampshire University community. From play to pilot: our lab and team are here to help staff and faculty move from inspiration and ideation to implementation.

Our Mission

WHY

We believe that experimentation, failure, daring, ideation and iteration—what we call play—are foundational to solving the problems confronting higher education. We are here to support all faculty and staff who wish to collaborate on solutions that will help make higher education more affordable and more accessible to more people.

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WHAT

We provide a stunning physical space for collaboration. The lab is set up not only as a state-of-the-art physical space but also a resource to move from play to pilot. Sandbox will serve as a place to ideate, research, develop, analyze, and test our best ideas.

HOW

From play to pilot: we help facilitate discussions across the multiple SNHU units as well as with external stakeholders in order to help our users ideate and experiment towards creative solutions. We always start with the question: “What is the problem we are trying to solve?”—making sure always to question our assumptions and challenge the status quo.

Innovation Center Leadership

Wil Zemp

Wil Zemp

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Brian Fleming

Brian Fleming

Executive Director of Sandbox

Chris Boyd

Chris Boyd

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Innovation Center Staff

Bridgette Belcher

Bridgette Belcher

Senior Project Analyst

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Deputy Director of Collaborative Learning

Danielle Burhop

Danielle Burhop

Grant Writer & Administrator

Chad Conte

Chad Conte

Project Coordinator

Rimi Dwiadari

Rimi Dwiadari

Elm Street Receptionist

Allison Fink

Allison Fink

Deputy Director of Alternative Analysis

John Gabrieli

John Gabrieli

Research Assistant

Faby Gagne

Faby Gagne

Deputy Director of Learning Solutions

Dante Hebra

Dante Hebra

Office Coordinator

Jackie Lavorgna

Jackie Lavorgna

Research Fellow

Billy Peters

Billy Peters

Associate Dir., Sandbox Incubator

Meaghan Rajkumar

Meaghan Rajkumar

Deputy Director of Research

Lori Sargent

Lori Sargent

Graphic Designer

Keisha Sheedy

Keisha Sheedy

Project Analyst

Kayleen Tombarello

Kayleen Tombarello

Administrative Manager

Our Story

Our University

SNHU transforms the lives of students. Our success is defined by our students’ success. By relentlessly challenging the status quo and providing the best support in higher education, SNHU expands access to education by creating high quality, affordable, and innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of each and every student. For more information, visit www.snhu.edu.