​Students are encouraged to contact their university contact below for a list of business development resources such as Small Business Development Centers and mentors, as well as for any additional information about the State System Startup Challenge.​

University Committee Members 

Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield

Michael Huben, 570-389-3817, mhuben@bloomu.edu

Instructor, Marketing and Professional Sales


PennWest University - California

Mark Lennon, 724-938-5370, lennon@calu.edu

Associate Professor, Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences


Cheyney University

Krystal Peters, 610-399-2632, kpeters@cheyney.edu

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, HRTM


PennWest University - Clarion

Cindy Nellis, 814-393-2060, cnellis@pennwest.edu

Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


East Stroudsburg University

Michael Moreno, 570-422-7995, mmoreno4@esu.edu

Manager, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center


PennWest University - Edinboro

Christopher Lantinen, 814-732-1275 clantinen@pennwest.edu

Director, Center for Branding and Strategic Communication


Indiana University

John Lipinski, 724-357-5912, lipinski@iup.edu

Professor, Department of Management, Director, MBA Program


Kutztown University

Jeffrey Wehrung, 610-683-4710, wehrung@kutztown.edu

Associate Dean, College of Business


Millersville University

Dain Estes, 717-871-7514, Dain.Estes@millersville.edu

Assistant Professor, Music Business Technology


Shippensburg University

Shelley Morrisette, 717-477-1722, shmorr@ship.edu

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship


Slippery Rock University

John Golden, 724-738-4352, john.golden@sru.edu

Instructor, School of Business


West Chester University

Patricia Diggin, 610-436-2024, PDiggin@wcupa.edu

Director, Cottrell Entrepreneurship Center 

Office of the Chancellor

Donna Wilson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Designee: Maureen Uleau, 717-720-4224, muleau@passhe.edu

Executive Secretary


Alicia Brumbach, 717 720-4053, abrumbach@passhe.edu

Director of Communications and Social Media


Stephen Blades, 717-720-4149, sblades@passhe.edu

Web and Graphics Designer


Cynthia Pritchard, 717-720-4211, cpritchard@thepafoundation.org

President and CEO of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Foundation