Trustees recommend new business major

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2015 

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees recommended approval of a new major in Supply Chain Management at their meeting on Wednesday, June 3. The new major will next go before the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors for approval.

Supply Chain Management has been a College of Business concentration and track for more than a decade. According to Ira K. Blake, BU’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, the program has grown in popularity over the past five years from about four students completing it in 2010 to 30 students completing it in May 2015.

She added that few universities offer a major in supply chain management, which has been identified as a growing career field with median salaries in the range of $47,000 to $103,000 a year.

Trustees also approved revisions to BU’s Student Code of Conduct and Student Athlete Code of Conduct.

At the meeting, retired staff and faculty who had been granted emeritus status were recognized. They are: Carl Chimi, business education and information technology management; Timothy Phillips, instructional technology; Sandy Sabol, facilities services; Debbie Schell, academic enrichment; and Dale Springer, environmental, geographical and geological sciences.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.