Dr. Samantha Lankford – Director
Dr. Samantha Lankford brings over 17 years of management, consulting, and leadership experience in university, corporate, and small business environments. She specializes in Entrepreneurism and Leadership Development. Dr. Lankford assumed the position of Director of Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies at Cameron University in February of 2017. Dr. Lankford began her career as a college professor, teaching a broad range of courses. She developed an ambitious new curriculum in entrepreneurship and business writing at UNC-Chapel Hill, Penn State, and for Yale’s summer programming. Thereafter, Dr. Lankford acted as Director of Innovation at Mercer University, Georgia’s oldest private university. At Mercer, Dr. Lankford built and launched an innovation center to house a newly developed startup incubation program to stimulate economic development in Middle Georgia. Dr. Lankford also draws upon a wealth of global and cross-industry business experience, including having worked at Google and in executive development. She runs her own consulting company and has coached clients, worked, and traveled extensively around the world. Dr. Lankford has a PhD and is currently finishing her MBA.
Mr. Swornim Baral – Web Administrator
Swornim Baral is a web administrator at cetes. He handles the CETES website and develop websites for emerging businesses. He is currently pursuing a degree in computer science from Cameron University. He loves to travel and learn.