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The Now Generation: Spotlight on the University of North Texas
Episode 112431st May 2023 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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When Dr. Clinton Purtell was deciding which university to join after earning his PhD, he noticed something unique about the University of North Texas. Over 50 percent of the students identify as minorities, and 20 to 25 percent of the students are neurodiverse. That diversity gives the students a certain ‘grit factor’ that won him over, and today he is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Logistics and Operations, working with the students featured in this episode.

Regan Weaver is a junior at the University of North Texas, where his major is Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Marketing, and Zachary Kvale is a senior at the University of North Texas graduating in May with a BBA in Finance and a BBA in Business Integrated Studies with a focus in Enterprise Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

In this interview, you will hear Dr. Purtell, Regan, Zachary, and host Scott Luton discuss:

• Trends, opportunities, and challenges they are watching in global supply chains

• The power of breaking free from the ‘echo chamber’ and getting to learn and grow in a diverse academic environment

• Key moments from the classroom that are setting this generation of students up to fulfill their dreams by finding fulfilling roles in supply chain management

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