University of Arkansas alumni David and Shelley Simpson are contributing $175,000 toward the creation of a new supply chain student organization and symposium in hope of bringing awareness to the lack of gender diversity in the field.
The Rogers couple wants to help make the U of A a leader in addressing the area of gender diversity in the field of supply chain management.
“This generous gift from Shelley and David will allow us to bring focus to the need to make sure that supply chain management is a field in business that promises opportunity for everyone,” said Matt Waller, Walton College dean. “We need the study and practice of supply chain to be as inclusive and diverse as possible, with a much better gender balance, and careers in the field to be open and welcoming to all. This gift allows us to better make that happen.”