About Us

The Sandbox is the collaborative space in the SNHU Innovation Center. From play to pilot: our lab and team are here to help SNHU 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

Vice President, Strategy and Innovation

Chris Boyd

Chris Boyd

Executive Director, Innovation Management Office

Faby Gagne

Faby Gagne

Executive Director, SNHU Labs

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.