NCET announces David Croasdell, Dr. Andrew Hardin and Kendra Wong as Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Faculty Advisors of the Year

NCET is very pleased to announce that David Croasdell, Dr. Andrew Hardin and Kendra Wong have been selected as the 2013 NCET Faculty Advisors of the Year. This award recognizes those Nevada college and university educators who have made significant contributions to the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition.

David T. Croasdell
Charles and Ruth Hopping Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Nevada, Reno

David Croasdell serves as Director for the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition through the College of Business. He is also a founding member of Entrepreneurship Nevada, currently serving as VP for IT. Dave works closely with students through the Sontag Competition, Governor’s Cup competition and Entrepreneurship club. He is a local business owner who greatly values innovative thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets. Dr. Croasdell’s research interests are in Knowledge Equity, Distributed Knowledge Systems, and Knowledge Networks.

Dr. Andrew Hardin
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and
Associate Professor in the Lee Business School
University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Hardin coordinates the implementation of new programs such as the $500,000 donor financed student run venture capital fund program. Hardin also coordinates the Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition, securing over $250,000 in cash and in-kind prizes for the competition. Hardin developed a cross-disciplinary graduate level entrepreneurship course involving students from both the College of Engineering and the College of Business. Professor Hardin received his Ph.D. at Washington State University, and holds both a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the California State University.

Kendra Wong
Assistant Professor and Business Department Chair
Sierra Nevada College

Kendra Wong has mentored business plan teams in the Jâlé and Warren Trepp Business Plan Competition at SNC for the past three years.  She began her career with PricewaterCoopers, LLP in their audit practice.  At PwC, she was exposed to numerous industries, including venture capital and life science.  Since leaving PwC, Kendra has worked in the ski resort, medical device, and power industries.  Kendra earned her MBA from Arizona State University and B.S. in Managerial Economics from UC Davis.  Kendra maintains an active CPA license in California.