Gibson Named Director of Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Lloyd Gibson, D.Sc., director of the Master of Business Administration Program and assistant professor of business at Seton Hill University, has also been named director of the Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities.
Seton Hill President JoAnne Boyle commented, “At Seton Hill, we value the importance of entrepreneurial thinking and developing that mindset in students. The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities brings added resources to this educational approach. Dr. Gibson's appointment brings business acumen, creativity and expertise that will utilize Center resources to garner new opportunities for students.”
Daniel J. Wukich, of Penn Township, Pa., made a $2 million leadership commitment to support the University's Signature Degree Program in Business through the creation of The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities at Seton Hill University and to support Seton Hill's premier health sciences programs.
The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities will serve as the focal point for all cross-campus entrepreneurship activities and equip students with the tools needed to address the challenges of an evolving global market.
The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities will support students by creating the Wukich Scholars and Wukich Internship Program; initiating The Wukich Micro Loan Fund for Student Entrepreneurs; promoting the resources of E-Magnify, Seton Hill’s Women’s Business Center, and CareerWorks, the University’s career and internship service for students; and, valuing entrepreneurship as a liberal art that ensures innovative thinking in all areas of study on the University’s campus. In addition, the Center will support research and curriculum development for Seton Hill faculty.
Lloyd Gibson joined Seton Hill University faculty in 2007 as director of the Master of Business Administration Program and assistant professor of business. Gibson has 28 years of commercial banking experience, including 14 years as the president and CEO of three different community banks. He has also worked as a senior credit officer, chief lending officer, and head of commercial lending. Gibson obtained both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree with a major in finance and public management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Gibson received his Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University. He currently serves as a trustee on the board of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Gibson commented: “We are excited about this opportunity to expand our ongoing efforts related to entrepreneurship through the new Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities. The Center will serve as a focal point for our entrepreneurial activities across campus and in the surrounding communities.”
Seton Hill’s MBA program includes specializations in management and entrepreneurship. The accelerated eight-week sessions allow students the opportunity to complete the program in one calendar year. The Farrell Advisory Board at Seton Hill assists with strategic planning, program and curriculum review and resource development for the University’s Signature Degree graduate and undergraduate business programs. For information, please visit Seton Hill’s website, www.setonhill.edu, or contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Studies by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 724-838-4221.