SPRING HILL COLLEGE RELIES ON CHAMBER’S INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
Business View – August 2021 / Business News
When Spring Hill College was in the planning process for one of its new undergraduate programs, college officials called on the Mobile Area Chamber to collaborate. Recently, Spring Hill announced a new supply chain management undergraduate degree program and a first-of-its-kind advisory panel.
The Chamber’s role is connecting Spring Hill faculty with industry leaders who are willing to help guide the new program and encourage students pursuing the new degree. This unique collaboration is aimed at advancing innovation and experiential opportunities inside and outside the classroom, providing real-world guidance and ultimately helping to fill high-wage positions at area companies.
“The supply chain management degree program, combined with the local industry advisory panel for our business division, is a real-world ready opportunity for our students and for businesses in the Gulf Coast region,” said Dr. E. Joseph Lee II, president of Spring Hill College. “It’s a win for the city of Mobile and for Spring Hill College.”
Online coursework will launch in the spring of 2022, while the face-to-face format is set to begin in the fall of 2022.
Students who earn the degree in this program will be prepared for careers such as logistics analysts, transportation managers, purchasing professionals and other logistics and related positions. They will be equipped to manage the flow of goods and services within industries, including the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption.
“This is a positive and proactive approach to preparing future professionals for the anticipated positions at our area employers. We are happy to help bridge the connection between the business community and education and support Spring Hill College’s initiative,” said Bill Sisson, president & CEO of the Mobile Area Chamber.
The supply chain management degree was one of seven new online degree programs announced at Spring Hill. The five undergraduate programs include organizational leadership, business administration (Computer Information Systems, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Sport Management, Management & Marketing); philosophy, politics and economics; interdisciplinary studies; and RN to BSN for nursing students.
About the Mobile Chamber
The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.