Lisa Tschauner

Director

Office: WSTC E127   |    Phone: (308) 865-8135   |    Email: tschaunerle@unk.edu

Lisa Tschauner

About Lisa

Lisa Tschauner is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She leads the entrepreneurial activity of the center as well as advises the student business organization, Enactus. She has been involved with building central Nebraska for the past sixteen years. She has been a leader in entrepreneurship education and advocacy as an educator, consultant and community member. She is the owner/founder of Open for Business magazine, a local B2B publication that has served the area for four years. She holds a BA in Organizational Communication and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Management with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship & Economic Development. Her background is diverse with work experience in many industries; energy, telecommunications, information technology, retail, marketing/advertising, media production, construction building and manufacturing. Lisa started her career in entrepreneurial education at Center at Central Community College. She has also taught for other area colleges/universities on an adjunct basis. She is a certified NxLevel EDGE Instructor for the University of Nebraska, Certified Community Development Block Grant Administrator, a licensed real estate agent and Certified Growth Wheel Coach. In 2011 she published a book on Customer Service and Business Relationships. She is currently working on her second book on pricing as well as several outside research projects. She does several speaking events in the Midwest each year. In addition to her UNK role in the center she also teaches one business class per semester. She volunteers on local and state coalitions and boards. She is active in her community and has lead several projects that have benefited business owners, non-profit organizations, and education. Personally, Tschauner has lived in central and Western Nebraska as well as Denver, Colorado. She and her family enjoy traveling, art, riding motorcycles, and restoring their old home. Her long term goals: Graduate from spy school and become a miniature golf pro! Dream job: Supreme Court Justice.