Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is composed of representatives from key sectors of the transportation and logistics industry and are uniquely able to assist in creating excellence in education. The UW-Superior Provost appoints the members of the Advisory Board. They will serve either two or three years terms and can, by mutual agreement be re-appointed. A chair and co-chair will be elected by the board and serve one-year terms. Meetings will be run according to Roberts Rules of Order. The Director of the Center is not a member and the Provost is a non-voting member.

Sectors Represented:
Rail, Trucking (LTL and TL), Marine, Pipeline, Air, Logistics: materials management and physical distribution, Warehouse, Purchasing, Ports, Terminals, Government, Academic research.

Advisory Board General Objectives
These general objectives are a guideline for actions of the Advisory Board however the board determines the weight given to each objective and may add objectives.

1. Assessment of Activities
To review the activities of the Transportation and Logistics Research Center on a bi-annual basis. To provide to the Director and University with constructive commentary on the value added of the past six months activities. To suggest improvements to be made in specific areas or general operating procedures of the major and Center.

2. Strategic Planning
To consider the long-range direction the program and Center should moving towards. To evaluate proposed five and ten year plans and to recommend changes or additions to the plans or planning process. To recommend general and specific actions that the Director should undertake to carry out the strategic plan. To analyze the adequacy of specific strategic issues such as funding resources, staffing, marketing and facilities in carrying out proposed plans.

3. Expert Advice
To provide input from experts actively engaged in representative sectors of the Transportation and Logistics field. To bring new ideas and an awareness of changes in the industry to the attention of the faculty. To evaluate the internship program and make recommendations so that its mission is focused on the needs of industry. To make recommendations on the training of incumbent workers and UW-Superior hosted seminars or conferences that would benefit industry and the educational process.