CHRISTINA COTNOIR has been named assistant director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (CRE) at Lyndon State College. This new position enables the CRE to scale up its successful Incubator Without Walls (IWoW) program that involves LSC faculty and students in business development activities—all geared toward creating more jobs in the region. A native of Newport, Vt., Christina joined the Lyndon community earlier in 2012 as administrative assistant to the dean of administration, a role that engaged her in a variety of functions on the Lyndon campus.
Christina’s strong administrative and organizational skills will be put to use to coordinate the wide array of business-support resources in the area with the college’s capabilities as an economic driver for the region. In particular, her 15 year’s experience as a small business owner in the Northeast Kingdom will allow her to step into the role with a thorough understanding of many of the area’s businesses and the challenges and opportunities they face.