José Cisneros has been the Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at (NC State) since 2015; he is also a Professor of Practice of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Horticultural Science. Prior to joining NC State, Cisneros was the founder and program director of the Global Agribusiness Program at the University of Missouri, a marketing outreach specialist at Michigan State University, and an entrepreneur for ten years. Cisneros uses an entrepreneurial approach to manage the office of CALS International Programs. Within such approach, he has developed the most comprehensive interactive database of faculty international activities among peer agricultural colleges. He has also founded the CALS Global Academy, an initiative to train international professional in agriculture and life sciences, which have delivered numerous programs to professionals across four continents. Currently, Cisneros is developing a new international development model –CREdO- that seeks to integrate research, education, and outreach in global initiatives with the participation of governments agencies, universities, and research and outreach institutions. Prior to joining NC State, Cisneros founded AgriFoodGateway, a comprehensive web-based information database for the horticulture industry, which served users from over 200 countries. At the University of Missouri, he founded the Global Agribusiness Program, an international initiative that supported small and midsize U.S. agribusinesses to initiate and/or expand international commercial activities. At Michigan State University, Cisneros led an initiative to partner U.S. producers with counter season growers. During his entrepreneurial career, Cisneros started six businesses in the horticulture, poultry, consumer retail, and mobile electronics industries.