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Colleen Vucinovich

Associate Professor of Business Administration - Visiting Faculty

TEACHING AREA

Business Administration

EDUCATION

  • MS, Strategic Planning, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
  • MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

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Colleen Vucinovich serves as the president of two companies in St. Louis, MO. 

Vucinovich’s professional experience includes seven years as full time business faculty and eleven years of executive management experience as CEO of a private enterprise that operated in the health and beauty sector in South Africa. This role included overseeing manufacturing and distribution as well as international trade, importing contract manufactured goods, and exporting proprietary brands.

Prior to founding her business, Vucinovich worked as Head of Training and Development for a direct-sales cosmetic company, where she developed the full training program and delivered training nationally. Vucinovich has experience as a brand manager and a trade marketing manager for an international cosmetic contract manufacturer.

Vucinovich serves Principia as an Associate Professor of Business Administration with subject matter expertise in Management, Strategic Management and Organizational Effectiveness. Using cases from her career as an executive and a marketer makes the course content relevant and engaging.

Vucinovich began her career as a freelance film and television makeup artist and spent 10 years working as a film technician. She is a qualified image consultant and has worked with government and corporations, delivering image and grooming training for executives enrolled in leadership development programs. Her experience gained in sub-Saharan Africa for ethnic and international brands adds a valuable perspective on emerging markets.

“Serving as an educator provides opportunities to facilitate the professional and personal development of tomorrow’s spiritually-minded leaders.”

SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

  • Spiritual intelligence and organizational spirituality
  • Female leadership
  • Strategic planning for small business

CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIELD

Vucinovich developed and commercialized two cosmetic brands in South Africa.

Colleen Vucinovich CV