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Project #110

Social Entrepreneurship Certificate


The purpose of the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Project is to create an on-line certificate in social innovation and social entrepreneurship to be delivered as both a standalone non-credit-bearing certificate and as credit-bearing courses through existing and planned PSU degree programs. The Certificate will equip and empower participants to launch social ventures or secure positions in an expanding field. 

More information about the project can be found in the Project Management Planand the Project Plan.


For more information, please see the project Status Reports.


  • Cindy Cooper - Director, Impact Entrepreneurs, School of Business Administration


  • Carolyn McKnight - Executive Director, Impact Entrepreneurs
  • Jacen Greene - Program Manager, Social Enterprise Initiatives
  • Erin Flynn - Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
  • Jeanne Enders - Executive Director, School of Business Online Initiatives
  • Jennifer Allen - Director, Institute for Sustainable Solution 
  • Margarette Leite - Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
  • Melissa Appleyard - Ames Professor in the Management of Innovation and Technology
  • Scott Marshall - Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research
  • Sergio Palleroni - Associate Professor/Senior Fellow ISS, School of Architecture
  • Simon Ngawhika - President, PSU Net Impact / MBA Candidate 2012
  • Sally Hudson - Director CLAS, High School Programs
  • Michele Leaman - Director, Changemaker Campus, Ashoka U
  • Tìa Johnston Brown - Program Director, Ashoka Youth Ventures
  • Judy Goggin - Vice President, 
  • Mimi M. Maduro - Pathways Initiative Statewide Director, CCWD, Oregon Community Colleges
  • Mark Holloway - Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Portland
  • Saori Clark - School of Business Online Initiatives office
  • Ty Marbut - School of Business Online Initiatives office
  • Ally Nguyen - School of Business Online Initiatives office
  • Kathy Black - Chief Accounting and Budgetary Officer
  • Susan Klees - Fiscal Officer and Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Fiscal Strategies and Planning
  • Sally Brauckmiller - Fiscal and Operations Manager
  • Erica Wagner - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Steve Harmon - Curriculum Coordinator



Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Original Proposal