Portrait of Nick Swayne

Nick Swayne

Executive Director of 4-Virginia and Founder of JMU X-Labs, James Madison University

Nick Swayne leads a team of partner institutions in meeting the mission to leverage their strengths to improve the efficiency and economic impact of higher education across the Commonwealth. He serves as faculty advisor for the University Innovation Fellows, the Executive Director of Virginia-DC robotics, he chairs the Veteran Scholar’s Task Force, is co-founder of the Regional Veterans Collaborative, is a doctoral candidate in Strategic Leadership (ABD), and is serving in his third term on the Harrisonburg City School Board. He’s a retired Army officer with 26 years of service.