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Cole Burns

Cole Burns

Department: Supply Chain Management

Center: Global Supply Chain Institute

Title: Director, SCM Student Development and Career Management, Global Supply Chain Institute


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S., College Student Personnel

Maryville College, B.A., Finance/Accounting & Child Development

Room - 229, Haslam Business Building

Cole Burns supports supply chain majors in undergraduate and graduate programs by providing resources and engagement to develop students into professionals, grow their networks and expand their career opportunities. He also supports corporate partners by providing individualized consultation and support as they develop their brand and recruit at the university.

Burns is passionate about continuous learning and increasing ease of access to education for underrepresented students. Before joining the Global Supply Chain Institute, he worked in various student support roles, including career coaching, academic advising, academic coaching, financial aid and housing. Combining his passion for helping students and his experience in higher education, he collaborated with corporate partners to develop robust programming that will result in educational and career success for UT students.

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