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Vance H. Fried is the Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of Better/Cheaper College: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Rescuing the Higher Education Industry. His current research focuses on strategic innovation in higher education and free enterprise public policy. In addition, he has published extensively on the venture capital industry and the management of firms financed by venture capital. He holds a B.S. in finance from Oklahoma State University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. He is also a CPA.