MELBOURNE, FLA.—Representatives of Indusa Global, an information systems firm based in Atlanta, Ga., have presented a check for $25,000 to Florida Institute of Technology. The funds, to be divided between the College of Business and University College, will support those college’s programs.
James C. Ram, president of Indusa Global, and Carroll Rushing, the company’s CEO, presented the check to Robert E. Niebuhr, dean of the College of Business, and Clifford R. Bragdon, dean of University College.
The relationship between Indusa Global and Florida Tech began through Michael Workman, Florida Tech associate professor of business. When Workman was employed by an Atlanta software company in 2000, he became a business associate of Ram’s.
Ram is a founder of the Caribbean Institute for Technology, a higher education venture of five partners from three countries. Located in Jamaica, it is sponsored to promote growth and job opportunities in the Caribbean. Prior to founding Indusa Global, Ram was appointed president of the Atlanta Council for International Cooperation by U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, Georgia Governor Zell Miller and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.
“We sincerely appreciate the support of James Ram and Carroll Rushing and we look forward to the opportunity to work with them on a number of information security and other technology-based initiatives in the near future,” said Niebuhr.
Rushing currently serves on the Advisory Council of Furman University and the Foundation Board of Greenville Technical College. He is an executive board member for the Society of International Business Fellows, the Caribbean Institute of Technology and the Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1981 he founded EZE Products Inc. and built the company to $40 million in annual sales. In 1995 he launched Shasta Enterprises LLC, a holding company which has funded several start-up ventures, including Indusa Global.
Indusa Global provides a broad spectrum of technical and consulting services and IT solutions. The company has offices in Greenville, S.C.; Haslemere, United Kingdom; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; and Calcutta, India.