Baylor Entrepreneurship Professor to Serve on Committee for Global Entrepreneurship Leaders

Sept. 8, 2014
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) – Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chairman of the Baylor department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, was recently selected to serve on the executive committee for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

“I greatly respect the collective expertise and commitment of the existing board members to advance the field of entrepreneurship,” Artz said. “Serving on the committee will provide a great opportunity to help advance particular areas that we are passionate about.”

The GCEC is the top academic organization that coordinates and promotes activities among entrepreneurship programs across the globe. The objective of the organization is to address and communicate on specific issues and challenges confronting university-based entrepreneurship centers.

Current GCEC membership totals more than 200 university-based entrepreneurship programs ranging from well-established and nationally ranked to new and emerging centers. Each year, a global conference is held on the campus of a GCEC member school.

Artz said other benefits of serving on the committee will be: to increase the visibility of Baylor’s outstanding entrepreneurship program, provide opportunities to serve the larger entrepreneurship community and allow for the strengthening of relationships for potential future partnership opportunities.

Other executive committee members include Don Kuratko, Ph.D., director of the Entrepreneurial Innovation Academy at Indiana University, Mike Morris, Ph.D., academic director of the University of Florida Entrepreneurship Program, Ted Zoller, Ph.D., director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina and Brad Burke, Ph.D., managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

by Kristen Bennett, student news writer, (254) 710-6805

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