RLS Logistics moving to Glassboro, funding undergrad study in sales at Rowan University

Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business

RLS Logistics, a third-party logistics firm, is strengthening its ties to Rowan University, moving from Delanco to Glassboro and funding a new certificate program at Rowan in professional sales, it announced recently.

RLS said it is building its new headquarters on West High Street in Glassboro.

In addition, Rowan’s new Certificate of Undergraduate Study in professional sales will be funded by RLS, with an intent to grow the program with other sponsored companies in a wide range of industries to offer students a more diverse career path.

RLS Logistics anticipates the relocation of approximately 35 team members across various departments to its new, modern office space. John Gaudet, chief commercial officer of RLS Logistics, believes the close proximity to downtown and the university will have a positive impact on the local economy.

The establishment of this certificate also promises growth opportunities within the college.

The certificate in professional sales will be designed to provide students with a knowledge base in personal selling, sales force management, business to business marketing, persuasion and social influence, interpersonal communication and nonverbal communication.

“We feel that, with proper education, coupled with real life experiences, we can prepare students to be successful after graduation,” Gaudet said.

The motivation behind this gift was to bring together innovative programming and professional development opportunities to position students for success. For many students, it will open the opportunity to learn about careers available in sales.

“It’s no secret that sales is imperative to an organization’s growth,” Gaudet said. “Sales is also used in our everyday lives, whether we are conscious about it or not. We are selling ourselves to future employers, we negotiate daily with our children and significant others. There are so many instances in our daily lives where sales skills can help outcomes. Sales is a set of skills, but unfortunately, it’s not often directly taught.”