The University didn’t have to look far to find a new strategic leader for its entrepreneurship program: Sherrie Human was named the Williams College of Business’ first Castellini Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. Human has been part of the Xavier faculty since 1997, most recently serving as an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship. She takes over a program that in 2004 was rated No. 11 in the top 25 U.S. undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by The Princeton Review.
One of her first goals is to hone the program’s mission so it better reflects the mission of the University and the college.
“We’ve had so much success with such a wide range of undertakings, and we have to decide which of those things to really focus on. Once we clarify our mission, it will help us identify the resources we need to start developing whether human, financial or physical. Then as we grow and build our resources, we can begin to add new initiatives.”