SDSU’s Dr. Alex DeNoble Is Elected President of National Entrepreneurship Organization


SAN DIEGO (November 21, 2013) - The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced today that Dr. Alex DeNoble has been elected to serve as president-elect for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). DeNoble, who is the executive director of SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, has taught entrepreneurship management at SDSU for the past 30 years.

DeNoble will serve as the organization’s president-elect starting January 2014 through January 2015 during which time he will be groomed to take on the responsibilities of the role of president. In January 2015, he will lead USASBE in the role of president until the following year when he becomes the immediate past president. As immediate past president, DeNoble will offer guidance to the organization’s newly placed president and president-elect.

Founded in 1981, USASBE bills itself as “the largest independent professional academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship through its stated mission of advancing “knowledge and fostering business development through entrepreneurship education and research.”

“Alex has built an international reputation as one of the top thinkers and leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship education and research,” said Dr. Pat Dickson, current USASBE president and associate dean for undergraduate programs for the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University. “The world-class programs he has helped build while at SDSU are evidence of his vision and leadership. As president of USASBE, he will have the opportunity to have a world-wide impact on the field and will continue USASBE’s significant legacy as one of the most important voices in the field of entrepreneurship.”

“I am honored to have been elected to head one of the world’s leading entrepreneurship research and teaching organizations,” said DeNoble. “As president-elect, I look forward to my role in furthering USASBE’s outreach to universities, professionals and public institutions as we continue to provide guidance and information to established and aspiring entrepreneurs.”