Jerry and Vickie Moyes Support WSU with $5 Million Gift

OGDEN, Utah – The drive to create a nationally recognized supply chain management (SCM) program at Weber State University received a significant boost from the owner of Swift, a multibillion dollar transportation company.

In recognition of the $5 million gift, SCM will be named the Jerry & Vickie Moyes Center for Supply Chain Excellence within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics.

Jerry C. Moyes

The dean of the Goddard School, Jeff Steagall, said the gift will make Weber State a destination school for students studying supply chain management.

“Our SCM program is strong and innovative — capable of becoming exceptional and elite,” Steagall said. “We have a solid vision for the future. With the Moyes’ name, stellar business reputation and support, we will be able to execute our long-term strategy.”

Jerry C. Moyes graduated from the Goddard School in 1966 and went on to become a pioneer in the trucking, logistics and supply chain industry. Moyes advised Weber State students during a lecture in 2015: “Do what you know how to do, and do it well.”

The Goddard School’s academic priorities are significantly influenced by input from northern Utah’s business community, the school’s advisory council and national trends.

The $5 million endowment will be given in increments of $1 million over five years and will result in $200,000 per year to the program. The money will help the SCM program make significant progress in several specific areas, including:

  • Attracting the world’s top SCM students;
  • Gaining credibility and connections to place Weber State students in top graduate programs and multinational firms;
  • Winning and hosting SCM case competitions, which provide students experience in solving real-life business problems and presenting their ideas to industry professionals;
  • Increasing faculty and student research support; and
  • Increasing study abroad programs and opportunities, including those currently being implemented with universities and companies in China and Peru.

Jerry and Vickie Moyes have been strong supporters of Weber State for many years. A previous gift of $5 million led to the naming of the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education in 2001.

The gift is part of WSU’s Dream 125 fundraising campaign, which has now raised $146,117,541.97. The university received cash and pledges from almost 15,700 generous donors. The campaign, which exceeded its original goal of $125 million, will conclude officially June 30, 2016.

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Contact:

Jeff Steagall, Goddard School of Business & Economics dean
801-626-7253 • jeffsteagall@weber.edu

Author:

Allison Barlow Hess, Director of Public Relations
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu