University Relations


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The ISM Indirect/Services Group interacts with five targeted universities that have Supply Management (Purchasing) undergraduate degree programs.

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University Program Leads

  • Arizona State University – Joe Van Orden
  • Michigan State University – Gary Ragatz
  • Rutgers University – Paul Goldsworthy
  • University of San Diego – Joel Sutherland
  • Western Michigan University – Ken Jones

The ISM Indirect/Services Group focuses in 5 key areas:

  • Scholarships
  • Internships
  • On-Site Activities
  • Mentoring
  • Student Membership

Student Testimonial

“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to attend the ISM Indirect/Services Conference this past week.  It was truly such a valuable learning experience and I met so many incredible people.  As I am hoping to be involved in services sourcing after graduation, I found it very eye-opening to learn from the variety of industry experts in attendance.”

Jessica Dey – University of San Diego 2013

Student Case Study Competition

Since 2009, this competition has been an exciting addition to the ISM Indirect/Services Conference. All attending scholarship winners are expected to participate in the interpretation and presentation of the selected case study. Each team is composed of the University’s scholarship winners and a select panel of judges picks the winning team.

University Relations Picture Gallery

2015 Scholarship Winners & Student Case Study Competition
2014 Scholarship Winners & Student Case Study Competition
2013 Scholarship Winners & Student Case Study Competition
2012 Student Case Study Competition
2012 Scholarship Winners
2011 Scholarship Winners

For more information, please contact Chris Flum and Marty Bell.