Message from Entrepreneurship Institute Director

We invite you to experience college life at Marist, which is located on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, 75 miles north of New York City.

If you are interested in Entrepreneurship, this is a fantastic opportunity to earn 3 college credits from Marist's AACSB-accredited School of Management. The Princeton Review has also ranked Marist as having one of the nation's Best 282 Business Schools.

A Summer Entrepreneurship Institute student will be challenged by distinguished faculty, study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our James A. Cannavino Library, hailed by The New York Times as "a model for libraries of the 21st century". We have previously visited United Technologies headquarters, an IBM research facility, and the New York City Police Department Headquarters. We have invited senior executives from IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco systems and United Technologies to speak regarding the challenges that their companies are faced with in doing business in the 21st century.

Dr. David Gavin is an Assistant Professor of Management at Marist College. Dr. Gavin received his doctorate from University at Albany, State University of New York. He teaches courses in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. His research focus is Governance, Leadership, CEO and Board Power and has articles appearing in The Journal of Business and Economic Studies, The International Journal of Strategic Management, The International Journal of Organizational Behavior and Theory, and the International Journal of Humanities and Social Research. Dr. Gavin co-authored the book Live Your Dreams: Change the World. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he spent twenty-five years leading organizations in the foodservice, software technology, publishing, and manufacturing/retail industries.