Union Pacific Railroad Donates to JSU College of Business

Last Updated on December 4, 2015

Jackson State University School of Public HealthJackson State University’s College of Business recently received a donation of $23,000 from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). Lovell Cox, JSU alumnus and Director of Marketing and Sales for UPRR’s Western Region, presented the contribution to Business Dean Ramin Maysami.

“The College of Business has formed a strong strategic partnership with Union Pacific. Given the large number of COB graduates who are now members of the UP family, the relationship is destined to continue and grow even stronger,” said Dr. Maysami.

In September 2001, Union Pacific Railroad and Jackson State University began formulating a strategy to increase overall student awareness and interest in career opportunities with Union Pacific Railroad.

Working in close coordination, qualified students were successfully identified, interviewed and hired at Union Pacific for both internships and full-time positions. Additionally, The College of Business Career Management and Placement Center is named after Union Pacific Railroad. More than 50 JSU alumni currently work for Union Pacific network wide.

“Jackson State University has been an integral part of Union Pacific’s recruiting and hiring process for nearly 15 years. The opportunity to recruit at this prestigious university has given our company access to some of the most talented college graduates in the country along with being a critical partner in our diversity efforts.” Cox said.

“As an alum of Jackson State, I was given the educational tools required to be a successful employee at Union Pacific and a leader in my community.”

Source: Jackson State University Newsroom

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