In 2015, Bob joined the Busch School, co-founded the Ciocca Center, and launched its unique small business growth acceleration partnership with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. ICIC was founded by Michael Porter of Harvard Business School. As Vice Provost, he led a project for the University to reimagine and co-create a novel and radically affordable academic model, with the initial launch scheduled for 2020 in Tucson.
Bob now is focused on the intersection of faith, creativity and human flourishing, and is exploring the reemergence of spiritual entrepreneurs, their nascent communities and ecosystems, and new academic pathways for amplifying these societal movements and shaping the next wave of virtuous leaders. He advises a variety of entrepreneurs and related groups, including Young Catholic Professionals, Catholic Creatives, and OSV Innovation Challenge.