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Leadership & Social/Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

The Leadership & Social/Entrepreneurship Advisory Board partners with the Graduate College to develop and implement programming for graduate students with resources on entrepreneurship and leadership skills training.

Constance Brooks

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Constance Brooks joined UNLV in August of 2022, as associate vice president for government and community engagement. Brooks, who earned both a master's and Ph.D. at UNLV, has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of government affairs and community engagement and has a deep knowledge of higher education in Nevada. Most recently, she served as the vice chancellor of public affairs and…

Stephanie Cisneros

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  A 19-year veteran of the financial services industry, Stephanie Cisneros leads the Las Vegas market of Consumer and Business Banking at U.S. Bank. She oversees a team of approximately 300 retail and business bankers spanning 35 branches across Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona, focused on helping our customers reach their financial goals and our employees reach their full potential.…

Dr. Lisa Danielson, M.S. ’98

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Dr. Lisa Danielson is the Director of the Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) and the NASA Program Manager for Discovery Science and New Missions at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She supports a vibrant portfolio of space science research and the CSES mission of coordinating research and fostering innovation in six scientific focus areas – Astrophysics, Space Science, Geophysics, Planetary…

Randy Gabe

Randy Gabe
Randy Gabe is Vice President/Gas Resources of Southwest Gas Corporation. He is responsible for overseeing Gas Purchases and Transportation, Gas Control and Dispatch, and Systems Planning functions. In his position, Randy is focused on securing reliable gas supplies and ensuring the distribution and transmission systems operate safely and effectively. Randy joined Southwest in 1993 as an…

Dr. Patricia Greene

Patricia Greene
Patricia G. Greene is Professor Emeritus at Babson College, COO of Tilted Windmill Games, and educational advisor to Portfolia, LLC. From 2017-2019 Greene served as the 18th Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to her term in Washington, D.C., she held the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College where she formerly served as Provost and Dean of…

TaChelle Lawson

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TaChelle Lawson is a highly-accomplished entrepreneur and consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality, food and beverage, and luxury service industries. Over the course of a stellar career, TaChelle’s worked with some of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands, among them Mercedes-Benz, NASCAR, Nike, Red Bull, and Louis Vuitton, who’ve all relied on her business…

Yong Li, Ph.D.

Yong Li
Dr. Li is Professor and Lee Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Lee Business School, and Research Director of Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a Co-Editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ), a leading entrepreneurship journal, and on the editorial boards of several other leading journals including AMJ, AMR, JBV, and JIBS.  Dr. Li conducts research at the…

Michael Lubbe

Michael Lubbe
Michael Lubbe presently serves as the President/CEO of the YMCA of Southern Nevada, a position that he has held since 2000. The YMCA of Southern Nevada is an $8 million four branch association located in Las Vegas. Prior to that time, Lubbe worked for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee as a VP and Branch Executive at two suburban YMCA locations. Lubbe started his Y career in 1984 as a Wellness…

Leith Martin

Leith Martin
Leith Martin is the Executive Director of the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Lee Business School, where he oversees entrepreneurship programs including the Rebel Venture Fund, the UNLV National Science Foundation I-Corps program and the academic entrepreneurship curriculum. Leith received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama where he graduated…

Jonathan Osborne

Jonathan Osborne
Jonathan K. Osborne is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor in Florida, who concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, investigations and compliance. Jonathan played college basketball at UNLV and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and earned his M.A. in Communication Studies from the UNLV Department of Communication Studies. After completing his graduate study at UNLV,…

Cass Palmer

Cass Palmer
Mr. Cass Palmer has more than 30 years experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, government and political arenas, non-profit organizations and union environments. Cass served as the President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada for seven years. He previously was the senior vice president, chief human resource officer at Tropicana Entertainment, which was the first major company in…

Amy Pourciau

Amy Pourciau
Amy is a Fortune 500 human resources executive with expertise in organizational development, talent management and performance management. Amy’s broad human resources experience includes establishing international offices, developing and leading enterprise-wide initiatives, rapid property expansions, centralizations and leading operational transformations and talent development. Amy holds a…

Robert Rippee, MBA, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rippee is currently the Executive Director of UNLV's Black Fire Innovation Hub, as the visionary guide for teams of students, faculty, staff, and partner stakeholders in fulfilling the vision and mission for economic development and diversity through problem-solving based idea creation, innovation, acceleration, and commercialization. Black Fire Innovation Hub brings one of the nation's top…

David G. Schwartz, Ph.D.

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David G. Schwartz, Ph.D., has served as a faculty member at UNLV since 2001, earning tenure in 2006 and promotion to full professor in 2013. In addition to his current role as UNLV’s Ombuds, he is also an affiliate professor in the Department of History. From early 2019 to May 2021, Schwartz served as Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, where he provided support around faculty tenure and…

Les Stovall

Tiffany Whitehead

Tiffany Whitehead
Tiffany Whitehead is the Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Credit One Bank Headquarters located in Las Vegas. Tiffany has over thirteen years of leadership and recruiting experience. She has recruited for difficult technical positions within hospitality for organizations such as Pinnacle Entertainment and MGM Resorts International as well as for recruiting agencies and banking.…

To discuss joining the Leadership & Social/Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, please contact the Graduate College at:

702-895-3320
gradcollege@unlv.edu