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Institute Leadership 


The Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute is administered through a unique partnership between the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and the William L. Spadoni College of Education. The institute is led by Christina Olivo, program coordinator, who trains the scholars, organizes the summer programs, and helps raise funds for the institute. Zan Wiggins, director of the Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning & Community Engagement in the Spadoni College of Education, manages the college preparation seminars and supports fundraising activities. 

The Brown family launched a lasting legacy with the Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute more than a decade ago. I am honored to move its formidable foundation forward in collaboration with them. Innovation and entrepreneurship are personal and professional passions, and it inspires me knowing the education and activities we offer to underserved and underrepresented adolescents have a tangible and transactional impact on their lives.”

-Matthew Gilbert, Director 

Institute Director

In collaboration with an advisory board and individuals across the university, the director of the institute oversees its internal operations and external interactions. Responsibilities include balancing the organization’s budget, fostering fundraising efforts, managing marketing campaigns, prioritizing programs, and supervising undergraduate scholars engaged with the organization’s initiatives.

Founded with a generous gift from the Brown Family, the Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute at Coastal Carolina University inspires innovation mindsets in underrepresented adolescents through entrepreneurship education.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it enhances entrepreneurial acumen, financial literacy, leadership abilities, life skills, and technological expertise. Teaching one to lead many, the organization aims to ensure high school graduation while encouraging college attendance, improving career or military readiness, and strengthening self-esteem.

Contact Information

Matthew Gilbert
Lecturer/Director, Each 1 Teach 1
Wall 301J  
843-349-4103 | mgilbert1@coastal.edu | View profile