Southeastern's Jones elected president of B.R. purchasing group
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HAMMOND – Michael Jones, professor of marketing and supply chain management at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been elected president of the National Association of Purchasing Managers Baton Rouge Chapter.
Jones has worked toward establishing Southeastern’s College of Business Supply Chain Management (SCM) degree program, the first of its kind in the state.
The NAPM chapter is affiliated with the Institute of Supply Management and is focused on providing procurement personnel with education, research and communication about issues impacting the profession. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., the ISM is the oldest and largest professional association for purchasing managers in the world. With 40,000 members, the institute publishes several professional journals and issues the CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Management), the most rigorous professional credential available in the field.
Active local chapters of ISM exist in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge affiliate provides a scholarship for Southeastern’s SCM majors and also sponsored the establishment of a new collegiate chapter of the organization.
Jones is a former president of the Baton Rouge Transportation Club. He joined the Southeastern faculty in 2002 and has been awarded the university’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Southern Mississippi and Auburn University, Montgomery.