About Us

Where We Began…

Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society was established in the Spring of 2009 at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Under the guidance of its founder, Dr. Nancy J. Church, its mission is to be a collegiate honor society that recognizes students, faculty members, and entrepreneurs who have either excelled in the study of entrepreneurship or who are exemplary models of principled entrepreneurship.

With this vision in mind, the honor society received funding from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation that provided Sigma Nu Tau with funding to launch the honor society nationally, bringing this opportunity to you.

Sigma Nu Tau is expanding nationally by offering to charter chapters at the most prominent colleges and universities with Entrepreneurship academic programs across the country.

What do our Greek Letters Mean?

National Headquarters

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

 Meet our Board of Directors

Dr. Nancy J. Church

Dr. Nancy J. Church
President & Executive Director
Distinguished Service Professor & Chair
Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
SUNY Plattsburgh

Richard Gottschall

Richard Gottschall
Vice President of Charter Expansion
Lecturer
Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
SUNY Plattsburgh

Dr. Lise Heroux

Dr. Lise Heroux
Vice President of Chapter Standards
Professor
Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
SUNY Plattsburgh

  • Ph.D., Concordia University, 1987
  • M.B.A., Marist College, 1977
  • B.S., SUNY Albany, 1972
  • Ph.D. candidate, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Concordia University
  • M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2001
  • B.S., Juniata College, 1989
  • CMA, 2004
  • Ph.D., Concordia University, 1987
  • M.B.A., McGill University, 1980
  • B.B.A., University of Miami, 1978

Mark Kaiser

Mark Kaiser
National Treasurer
Lecturer
Department of Accounting
SUNY Plattsburgh

Dr. James Csipak

Dr. James Csipak
 National Secretary
Professor
Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
SUNY Plattsburgh

Rick Leibowitz

Rick Leibowitz
Board Member
Director of Operations
Cary’s of Oregon 
Grants Pass, OR

  • CPA, 1987
  • M.B.A., Clarkson University, 1981
  • B.S., Clarkson University, 1979
  • AAS, Niagara County Community College, 1977
  • Ph.D., University of Quebec at Montreal, 1992
  • M.B.A., University of Quebec at Montreal, 1986
  • M.Sc., University of Montreal, 1979
  • B.A.A., University of Quebec at Montreal, 1978
  • B.S., Rutgers University, 1989

Dee Carroll

Dee Carroll
Board Member
Entrepreneur
Owner of Westport Marina,
Galley Restaurant,
Shipstore.com

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Augustine Lado
Board Member
Professor and Richard C. ’55 & Joy M. Dorf Chair In Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Consumer and Organizational Studies
Clarkson University

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Karen Stehlin
Board Member
Regional Director
Certified Business Advisor SBDC
SUNY Plattsburgh

  • M.A., Goddard College, 1978
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1956
  •  Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1992
  • M.B.A., Arkansas State University, 1987
  • B.S. (Hon.) (Bachelor of Science with Honors) University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1985
  • B.S., New York Institute of Technology, 1978
  • A.S., State University of New York at Farmingdale, 1976

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Enzo Villani
Board Member
Lecturer
Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
SUNY Plattsburgh
President and CEO of Villani Advisors, LLC

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Richard Chase Student Vice President of National Headquarter Entrepreneur & Marketing Major SUNY Plattsburgh

 

 M.B.A., Cornell University, 2007

  • B.A., Iona College, 1992
  • B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh, expected May 2014