Newswise — Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice, has been appointed director of executive education for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Most recently, he directed the executive education programs focused on supply chain management. He has more than 10 years of experience with non-degree and executive education programs. In his new role, he will solicit new executive education opportunities across all disciplines and will administer the programs, leading a team of faculty to teach the offerings. “Executive education is a growth area in business education,” said Kenneth Kavajecz, dean of the Whitman School. “We continue to hear from corporations and organizations that need to train their employees and leaders in everything from leadership training to project management. Pat’s appointment helps us focus our efforts in this area, leading to our goal of building a comprehensive executive education program.” Currently, the Whitman School offers a non-credit bearing executive certification in supply chain management on completion of any of the five courses taught, including Introduction to Supply Chain, Six Sigma Black Belt, Supply Chain Systems, Project Management, Fundamentals of Sourcing and Lean Management and Lean Champion. The courses are mostly taught online, but a few are also offered through multi-day sessions. For full details on all the current courses, including requirements and cost, visit About the Whitman SchoolThe Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University was established as the College of Business Administration in 1919. In 1920, it was only the 16th collegiate business school in the nation to be accredited by the AACSB. Today, the Whitman School of Management includes programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, real estate, retail management and supply chain management. In any given year, the Whitman School is home to nearly 2,000 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students. # # #