The University of South Carolina is getting a $2 million grant from a S.C. manufacturer for a new position at its business school.
The grant from Continental Tire will pay for an endowed chair at the Darla Moore School of Business to teach and study supply chain management and operations.
USC President Harris Pastides said Monday the grant is an example of the university working proactively with a corporate partner in its field of study.
“In announcing the establishment of the Continental endowed chair, we reaffirm not only this essential role but also the importance that corporate partnerships, like Continental, play in creating an impactful program that benefits the employers of our state and nation,” Pastides said.
The German tire manufacturer opened a plant in Sumter in 2013, and has worked with Moore School students on a number of projects since then, including the search for a local warehouse.
The grant will pay to support the new position, which USC hopes to fill after a national search in 2020.