Categories: President
Photo of Kent C. "Oz" Nelson at Ball State
Start: September 21, 2018 4:30 p.m.
End: September 21, 2018
Location: Second Floor Lobby, Whitinger Business Building
RSVP for the Dedication

Contact Details

Office of the President

Join us for a dedication ceremony of the Kent C. “Oz” Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence.

RSVP by calling 765-285-5555 or emailing

About the Center

The Kent C. “Oz” Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence enhances faculty capability and student learning with resources and industry collaborations.

The 1,500-square-foot center features:

  • support for the logistics and supply chain management program, which has 100 percent career placement for its graduates
  • the Allegion Logistics Lab, which provides students with 24-hour access to specialized logistics and management software and 36 logistics and supply chain student workstations for homework,
    studying, and projects
  • a staffed reception area offering assistance and advice for students seeking internships, information about the program’s major and minors, and networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • offices and a conference room

About Nelson

Kent C. “Oz” Nelson, ’59 LLD ’94, is the retired chairman and CEO of UPS. He served 37 years, revolutionizing the logistics and supply chain industry for the package delivery company.

Nelson, former Cardinal tennis player and a business administration graduate, has dedicated his time and expertise to giving back to Ball State. He served as a member of the Ball State University Foundation board for 12 years, a committee board member for three capital campaigns, and is an active member of the Miller College Dean’s Executive Advisory Board since its inception in 2003.

Nelson was inducted into the Miller College Hall of Fame in 1990 and received the Ball State Distinguished Alumni Award in 1991. In 2011, he received the Ball State President’s Medal.

The University and Miller College are naming the Kent C. “Oz” Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence after him in recognition of his vision for the program, in honor of his remarkable career, and his lasting effect on Ball State students and alumni.