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United Shore $500,000 gift creates faculty fellow position in sales at MSU

“Talent and workforce development are major issues that Michigan companies are facing,” said Ishbia, a 2003 graduate of the Broad College.

Mat Ishbia

United Shore $500,000 gift creates faculty fellow position in sales at MSU

A former Spartan basketball player turned business executive is leading a partnership with his company and the Eli Broad College of Business to enhance sales research and education.

Troy-based mortgage lender United Shore and Mat Ishbia, the firm's president and CEO, will create a new faculty fellow position with the Department of Marketing through a gift of $500,000.

The gift will allow the department to provide support for a faculty member – even at the assistant professor level – who has exhibited leadership in sales research and sales teaching.

“Talent and workforce development are major issues that Michigan companies are facing,” said Ishbia, a 2003 graduate of the Broad College. “At United Shore, we have huge passion for the quality of programs and curriculum at Michigan State University and are committed to investing in their efforts.”

Ishbia was a member of the 2000 national championship team and a student assistant coach under Coach Tom Izzo. Following graduation, Ishbia joined United Shore and gained experience in each area of the company as he climbed to the position of president and CEO. 

Today, United Shore has about 1,200 employees and has grown into an award-winning top national workplace and home of the nation’s top wholesale lender, UWM. United Shore’s focus on attracting and developing the nation’s top sales talent played a significant role in the company’s investment in the resources and bright minds at MSU.

“The United Shore faculty fellow gift demonstrates confidence in the Broad College and our ability to graduate strategic thinkers who have a business acumen and can make an impact on the business world from day one,” said Sanjay Gupta, acting dean of the Broad College. “This gift helps us in our commitment to develop transformational thinkers and doers who make business happen.”

For more information on making a gift to the Broad College of Business, contact Director of Development Vivian Leung at leung@broad.msu.edu or by calling (517) 355-8504.

Author: Lois Furry

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