FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communication
Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business
Launches City’s First and Only Supply and Value Chain Center
Center Brings Strategic Alignment with Mayor Emanuel’s Citywide Initiatives
CHICAGO, November 8, 2012 – At a conference yesterday, Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business announced the launch of the city’s first and only Supply and Value Chain Center.
The center, to be located at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (820 N. Michigan Avenue), will provide a centralized venue for academics and industry leaders alike looking to network, share their insight, and produce cutting-edge research with immediate, practical implications for the discipline of supply and value chain management.
Offering strategic alignment with the mayor’s own initiatives, the center fills a critical gap for Chicago as both a national and international hub for transportation, distribution, and logistics.
“We see this as a niche for our school,” said Kathleen A. Getz, dean of the Quinlan School of Business. “No other educational institute in the area specializes in supply and value chain research, education, and practice. We hope to be a resource for other academic leaders in the area as well as our growing list of professional partners.”
The center builds upon the distinction of Quinlan as the only accredited school in Illinois to offer a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, a program that launched earlier this fall.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat andEcology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.