Nick Swayne

Founding Dir, JMU X-Labs
James Madison University

Nick Swayne is the Executive Director of 4-Virginia, the 4-VA Campus Coordinator at
JMU, and faculty in Learning Technology and Leadership Education at James
Madison University. In his capacity as Executive Director, he leads the collaboration
of the six partner institutions (GMU, JMU, UVA, ODU, VT, VCU) in meeting the
mission to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner
university and improve the efficiency and economic impact of higher education
across the Commonwealth. He is a retired Army officer with 26 years of service, the
founder of the JMU X-Labs, faculty advisor for the University Innovation Fellows, the
Executive Director of Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League, co-chair of the Veteran
Scholar’s Task Force, co-founder of the Harrisonburg Regional Veterans
Collaborative, a doctoral candidate in the School of Strategic Leadership (ABD), and
is serving in his third term on the Harrisonburg City School Board.

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