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Michael L. Sloan

Social Entrepreneurship Program Director

Director, Social Entrepreneurship Program Lecturer, Management Department email:
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Michael L. Sloan

Michael Sloan is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship Programs at the Lavin Center. He coordinates all Social Entrepreneurship programs including the Hansen Foundation Internship program. He is currently working with an interdisciplinary team of students from the department of Engineering and College of Business to provide efficient harvesting methods for underprivileged farmers in Ethiopia and around the world.

As the Chief Operating Officer of a global apparel marketing and manufacturing company for over 25 years, Michael provided leadership in management, brand licensing, and business development. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America National Bank in Chicago. He received a BSBA from Roosevelt University, M.A. from University of Chicago, and MDE from UCLA, Anderson School of Management.

Michael began his socially driven entrepreneurship career over ten years ago through the creation of a new multi-purpose health center which included a mental health and recovery center, a kidney dialysis center, and a computer center along with its primary health care facility function. The center served 62,000 residents regardless of their ability to pay and resulted in 38 permanent full time employees and an additional 120 construction jobs for local residents.

He currently serves as President/CEO of Kalma of CA., Inc., an innovative social venture that helps subsidize the income of at home child care providers, most of which are below national poverty levels. Kalma's products are provided to these women on consignment and can be sold from their homes to their existing customers, the mothers of the children left for care generating further income opportunities for residents in underprivileged communities. Michael’s Social Entrepreneurship students joined forces to support the travel of a student peer to Bangladesh to serve as an intern with the Grameen Foundation, which provides micro-loans to impoverished women in the small villages. Michael continues to provide entrepreneurial training and mentoring for small businesses in low-income communities throughout the country.

Professor Sloan teaches (click on course for syllabus):
Social Entrepreneurship (MGT 455)

Office Location: SSE 3304
Phone: (619) 594-4790
Fax: (619) 594-3272

Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 25 among America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2015.
  • Top 10 in list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."

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