The N.C. State University Entrepreneurship Education Initiative (EEI) of the College of Management has appointed Global Software’s Spencer Kupferman to chair its newly developed board of advisors.

As chairman of the board of advisors, Kupferman will work closely with the EEI’s executive director, Gary Palin and program director, Jennifer Anderson, to increase fundraising activities, cultivate a public relations outreach program and develop board composition.

“We are excited to have an individual with the leadership qualities and integrity that Spencer Kupferman possesses to lead our board of advisors,” said Palin. “Spencer is a very talented communicator and relates well with the students, his passion and energy is a welcome addition to our cause.”

The EEI is developing a model to educate undergraduate students in the arena of entrepreneurship. A high level of integration of the business community, experiential learning, and personal growth and development are cornerstones of the program.

Kupferman, who leads Raleigh-based Global Software, along with his brother Matthew, serves as the company’s vice president of corporate affairs.

“I have always been a tremendous advocate of creating an environment that is conducive to entrepreneurial spirit and thinkers,” stated Kupferman. “I think every student should have the opportunity to grow in such an environment and N.C. State’s EEI is just the place to do it.”

Currently, Kupferman also serves as a board member for a number of not-for-profit organizations and for-profit ventures, including the Manhattan-based J2J Network, Raleigh-based Collegiatemall.com, the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center and others.

Global Software: www.glbsoft.com

N.C. State EEI: entrepreneurship.ncsu.edu