Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2003
Michelle Skiljan serves as executive director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship’s Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women Business Centers the WBCs are programs of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship. Michelle is the founding director of IEWBC and has raised nearly 8 million dollars in funding. Michelle has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and lives in the house “entrepreneurship” built. Ms. Skiljan has also served as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at CSUSB since 2007. Michelle was recognized by the National Association of Women’s Business Owners Inland Empire Chapter as the 2014 Corporate Entrepreneur and in 2007 she was recognized as a Community Bridge Builder. She has also been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration District IX as Women’s Business Center Director of the year. In 2019 she was inducted into CSUSB’s Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society. She serves on boards, collaboratives and committees including being a founding member and current chair of the Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California and a member of NAWBO-U’s scholarship committee. Michelle has a BS in information management and a MBA in entrepreneurship from California State University San Bernardino.