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 

Bloomsburg University

Michael Huben, 570-389-3817,

Instructor of Marketing


California University

Mark Lennon, 724-938-5370,

Director, Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship


Cheyney University

Krystal Peters, 610-399-2632,

Program Coordinator, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management


Clarion University

Cindy Nellis, 814-393-2060,

Business Outreach Consultant, Director Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


East Stroudsburg University

Christopher Landino, 570-422-7952,

Director, Career and Workforce Development


Edinboro University

Anthony Peyronel, 814-732-2166

Executive Director, Branding and Strategic Communication


Indiana University

John Lapinski, 412.251.9122,

Coordinator, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program


Kutztown University

Anne Carroll, 610-683-4575,

Dean, College of Business


Lock Haven University

Gerard Martorell, 570-484-3981,

Professor, Business and Computer Science


Mansfield University

Ji (Shelly) Xiaoxuan, 570-662-4554,

Professor, Business Administration


Millersville University

Dain Estes, 717-871-7514,

Assistant Professor, Music, Business Technology


Shippensburg University

Shelley Morrisette, 717- 477-1722,

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship                     


Slippery Rock University

Rhonda Clarke, 724-732-2480,

Associate Professor, Management and Marketing


West Chester University

Patricia Diggin, 610-436-2024,

Director, Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center 

Office of the Chancellor

Donna Wilson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Designee: Maureen Uleau, 717-720-4224,

Executive Secretary


Alicia Brumbach, 717 720-4053,

Director of Communications and Social Media


Stephen Blades, 717-720-4149,

Web and Graphics Designer


Cynthia Pritchard, 717-720-4211,

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


Susanne Walker, 717-720-4401,

Foundation Staff​