Joel Tauber Donates $1.75M for Student Scholarships

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, benefactor Joel Tauber presented the institute with a $1.75 million gift to endow scholarships.

“I wanted to build up our scholarships so that anyone needing money would have the opportunity to join the program,” Tauber said. “This gift reflects both my high regard for the University of Michigan, and the great success of the program.”

The Tauber Institute is a joint venture between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, working together with a wide range of industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management.

The institute empowers leaders to solve operations and technology-based challenges through a multidisciplinary, action-oriented education, global industry partnerships, and a dynamic community to create positive impact.

Tauber is excited about how today's students will shape the future of operations. “This particular kind of training is unique,“ said Tauber. “Fifty years from now, we're not going to recognize what is happening in terms of digital technology, robotics, data analytics, and even innovations such as the autonomous vehicle. People who can think through how that is being done, in advance, will be the winners. Our scholars are extremely well prepared to face the issues of today. But more importantly, we encourage them to think about the issues of tomorrow."

Learn more about the Tauber Institute for Global Operations