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Romain College of Business receives $100,000 endowment to establish scholarship

July 26, 2022

The University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business has received a $100,000 gift from Warehouse Services, Inc., to establish a scholarship endowment named for its President, Barry Cox, for students enrolled in the College's Supply Chain Management Certificate Program. This gift will provide perpetual scholarship support for eligible students. 

Eligibility for the Warehouse Services Inc. Barry Cox Scholarship Endowment includes: 

Warehouse Services, Inc. provides various supply chain services (e.g., warehousing, distribution, fulfillment services, etc.), and it occupies more than 18 million square feet of distribution space in over 20 locations across North America. Its operating headquarters are in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The company employs many USI alumni in a multitude of positions across its more than 4,000 personnel. 

"I am truly grateful to Warehouse Services, Inc. and its President, Mr. Barry Cox, for this generous support of students seeking the new Supply Chain Management Certificate," says Dr. Abbas Foroughi, Chair of Management and Information Sciences. "Warehouse Services' strong interest in the certificate underscores how much regional companies value the establishment of this new program. I would also like to thank the Supply Chain Management Committee and other management faculty at USI for their hard work and support in creating this timely certificate."  

In addition, Cox has been a member of the USI Foundation Board Advisory Council for 22 years.  

"Mr. Cox has been a generous friend of the University for many years, and he truly values USI's economic impact on this region and beyond," says David Bower, Vice President for Development. "The number of USI alumni employed by Warehouse Services underscores that trust in the students we are educating." 

For more information on the Supply Chain Management Certificate, visit USI.edu/SCM. 

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