June 8, 2023

Supplier Diversity Advocate Institute a Success at UMW

The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) and Virginia Association of College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP), co-sponsored the Supplier Diversity Advocate Institute (SDAI), held on August 7, at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. The day provided attendees with knowledgeable speakers, informative training sessions and networking opportunities.

Opening remarks were given by Erma Baker, Assistant VP for Business Services and Chief Procurement Officer (UMW), the Honorable Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor of Fredericksburg, and Tracey Jeter, Virginia Small Business and Supplier Diversity Director, and were followed by training sessions, which included topics such as Engaging SWaM Vendors in Contracts and Promoting the Use of Diverse Professional Services Businesses and Suppliers.

UMW received great feedback on the value of the event, the beauty of the campus, and the unique design and technological capabilities of the ITCC!