College of Business Administration News

UT Approved to Provide Continuing Education Credit for Top Supply Chain Group

UT is the first and only institution approved by the top professional supply chain management and logistics organization to provide continuing education credits for its members. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals recently endorsed UT to offer credits through its Approved Continuing Education Provider program.

Gift Establishes Joint Faculty Fellowships in Business and Engineering

A major gift from two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduates has established the first-ever joint faculty positions between the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration. Chanaka Edirisinghe, professor of statistics, operations, and management science, is the Heath Faculty Fellow in the College of Business Administration. Rupy Sawhney, a professor of industrial and information engineering, is the fellow in the College of Engineering.

Faculty Member Elected to Kenco Board of Directors

J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, has accepted a position on the board of directors for Kenco. Kenco is a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services, and intelligent information technology. Jane Kennedy Greene, Kenco chairwoman and CEO, said Dittmann will expand the diversity of background and experience on the board.

Tickets Now Available for College of Business Administration Gala

The College of Business Administration will hold its fifth annual Alumni Awards Gala to celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and friends of the college on October 18. The event will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Marriot, 501 East Hill Avenue. The evening will include a reception and silent auction followed by dinner and an awards program.

Professor Emeritus Establishes Faculty Award After Sixty Years at UT

Professor Emeritus John R. Moore has dedicated his life’s work to serving the university, and now has created a faculty award in the College of Business Administration. Moore joined the UT faculty in 1953, serving the Department of Economics as a professor, department head, associate dean, and most recently as a researcher in the Construction Industry Research and Policy Center. Moore and his late wife, Shirley (also a UT faculty member), previously established a scholarship in honor of his parents. He now has established the John R. & Shirley Burr Moore Economics Faculty Award.

College of Business Names Director of Diversity and Community Relations

Tyvi Small

The College of Business Administration has named Tyvi Small director of its newly created Office of Diversity and Community Relations. “Under Tyvi’s leadership, the center will take a more expanded role in faculty and staff recruitment, work with the college’s development office and engage the broader business community,” said Tom Ladd, the college’s associate dean of research and technology.

UT Identifies Ten Game-Changing Supply Chain Trends

A recent UT report has pinpointed ten game-changing supply chain trends that can help companies improve their operations. The university’s Global Supply Chain Institute researched the topic and identified and tracked the trends. UT supply chain management faculty surveyed 163 supply chain professionals from 132 global companies to develop the list.