About the Center
The Center will stimulate, support and expand the creation of business and social entities, through inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit within the CSB/SJU community.
To inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in our students, alums, and in our community. To be a recognized leader in transforming those with entrepreneurial spirit into leaders of successful enterprises in both not for profit and for profit arenas.
Exploring curiously. Identifying Opportunities. Having ideas. Embracing ambiguity. Taking risks. Solving problems. Being resilient. Figuring it out. Instigating change. Starting something. Creating value. Applying the Liberal Arts. Designing Your Life.
Meet the McNeely Center Staff and Faculty
Paul Marsnik '81
McNeely Center Director and Professor
Paul Marsnik is a professor of entrepreneurship and global business at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. He has a masters degree in Management from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (1991) and a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (1997). In 2004, Paul launched the Entrepreneur Scholars (E-Scholars) Program at CSB/SJU. Since its launch, the E-Scholars program has graduated over 150 students and those students have launched more than 35 successful ventures. Paul’s passions include creativity, entrepreneurship education, and China. Paul has travelled to China 15 times, to visit factories, businesses, entrepreneurs, and rural farmers. In his spare time Paul enjoys gardening, playing golf and watching baseball. Paul’s family includes his wife Jamie, sons Sam and Bert, daughters-in-law Ivy and Jasmin, and grandsons Keysam and Leonardo.
Steve Schwarz '01
Global Business Leadership, and Entrepreneur Scholars Faculty
Steve helps teach the Entrepreneur Scholars ENTR 302 course, and co teaches the Practicum class with Paul Marsnik.
Steve enjoys golfing, fly fishing, cross country skiing, cooking and most importantly spending time with his wife and three children.
McNeely Center Coordinator
|Margrette Nemanich Newhouse '88 2017-2022
|Pat Maxwell 2014-2016
|Terri Barreiro 2004-2014