USFOSD Advisory Committee
The USFOSD Advisory Committee was established in early 2017 to assist in hiring an Assistant Vice President of Supplier Diversity to champion the supplier diversity efforts across USF.
On April 17, 2017, the selected candidate began employment with USF and has and will continue to work with the USFOSD Advisory Committee to establish a foundation for program growth and overall success.
The USFOSD Advisory Committee meets monthly and is comprised of USF administration, faculty and staff.
Jennifer Condon, Associate Vice President and Controller
George Cotter, Director Purchasing and Property
Terrie Daniel, Assistant Vice President Supplier Diversity
Cecil Howard, Interim Chief Diversity Officer (Equal Opportunity Affairs and Diversity)
Raymond Mensah, Director Parking and Transportation Services
Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director FSBDC at the University of South Florida
Kevin Sneed, Senior Associate Vice President and Dean, USF Health / College of Pharmacy
Jennifer Condon is the Associate Vice President and Controller for the University of South Florida with direct responsibility over Accounting and Reporting Services, Payroll and Tax Services, Payment Services, Purchasing Services, Student Financial Services, as well as the Supplier Diversity program. Ms. Condon joined the University of South Florida in 2006 as the Associate Controller for Research Financial Management and later went on to serve as Assistant Dean of Financial Services and Director of Business Operations for the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Prior to joining the University of South Florida, she served in several educational and business administration positions at Yale University from 1999 to 2006. Ms. Condon spent three years in public accounting to satisfy the experience requirement for CPA certification and in 1995, she became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut. Ms. Condon received a bachelor's degree from Clarkson University with a double major in accounting and finance and a concentration in technical communication. She serves as co-chair of the University of South Florida Office of Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee.
George Cotter is the Director of Purchasing Services for the University of South Florida. He joined USF in 2008 as the Associate Director Purchasing Services. He is responsible for the University's goods and services purchasing and contracting, procurement card program and central receiving operations. Before joining USF, he worked in various supply chain positions for The Walt Disney Company and Hershey Foods Corporation. At USF, Mr. Cotter has served as procurement lead for several high profile public solicitations including for a public-private partnership to build and operate the new $140 million student housing village and the Owner Representative for Downtown Tampa Morsani College of Medicine project. Mr. Cotter received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Terrie Daniel is the Assistant Vice President of Supplier Diversity at the University of South Florida. As the inaugural appointee for this position, Ms. Daniel is responsible for the development, direction and management of the University's Supplier Diversity program. This includes the development of a strategic plan to support the foundational structure of the program, building a support team of professionals and diverse supply chain management, spend analysis and forecasting for diverse supplier participation within the USF which includes the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee locations. Prior to joining the University of South Florida in 2017, Ms. Daniel was the Deputy Commissioner of the State of Indiana Department of Administration, where she served under the administration of then Governor Mike Pence as the lead primary point of contact and subject matter expert for all supplier diversity initiatives for the State of Indiana. She is a member of the American Contract Compliance Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and continues to serve many non-profit organizations as a volunteer. Ms. Daniel received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University and a master's degree in Contract Compliance from Morgan State University.
Cecil Howard is the Chief Diversity Officer at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Mr. Howard serves as chair to the Chancellor's Advisory Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as liaison to USF Diversity officers. To support the initiatives and advances in diversity and inclusion at USFSP, he works closely with students, faculty, staff and institutional committees and has started what he refers to as a "Listening Tour" to gain perspective about where the University is headed and where it has been with regards to issues of diversity. He also serves as the liaison to community partners. Prior to USFSP, Mr. Howard served as the Executive Director of Social Equity at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as Director of the City of Gainesville's Office of Equal Opportunity from 2009 to 2015, where he contributed to the University of Florida's diversity action plan, and has previously served on the State of Florida Commission on Human Relations. He is an Equal Opportunity Commission certified investigator. Mr. Howard received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Florida State University and a law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.
Raymond Mensah is the Director of Parking and Transportation Services at the University of South Florida. Since joining USF in 2012, he oversees the Tampa campus parking and transportation operations, which is comprised of approximately 130 employees, 20,700 parking spaces and 35 buses. He is directly responsible for the Campus Information Center, parking enforcement, parking facility maintenance, special events, parking permit sales and the University's self-operated 6-route transit system. Before USF, he managed the parking and transportation operations at Georgia State University. Mr. Mensah has over 16 years of diverse parking and transportation experience both in the private and public sectors. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mr. Mensah currently serves as the Chairman of the New North Transportation Alliance Advisory Board – a public-private partnership in northeast Tampa (USF area) that provides a forum for businesses, local governments, residents and commuters to address the transportation needs of the area. He also serves on the Student Green Energy Fund Council and the Sustainability Task Force. Mr. Mensah received Bachelor of Science degrees from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and DeVry University, an MBA from DeVry Keller Graduate School of Management and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University.
Eileen Rodriguez is the Regional Director of the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at the University of South Florida. Ms. Rodriguez joined the Florida SBDC at USF in 1997, where she is directly responsible for policy development, strategic planning, human resource management, and the administrative oversight of a $3.1M budget. She provides one-on-one confidential consulting and teaches seminars in English and Spanish in the areas of small business start-up, international trade, and women and minority certification. She also serves as the principal investigator for the U.S. SBA-funded grant that funds the Center, maintaining partnerships with local and state businesses and institutions, government offices, and various other organizations. Prior to working at the FSBDC at USF, Ms. Rodriguez owned a geological consulting firm for four years. Ms. Rodriguez is active in many organizations including the National Minority Supplier's Development Council, Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Corp. of Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Women in International Trade, Fifth Third Bank's Florida Community Advisory Forum, and the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. Ms. Rodriguez has received several recognitions, including the MED Corp's Minority Business Advocate Award in 2017, the Hispanic Leadership Class Award in Business from the Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc. in 2013, and the Status of Latino Staff Award from USF in 2013. Ms. Rodriguez received a bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Science in Geology and an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Sneed is the founding Dean of the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy and Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health. He is also a tenured professor, joining the University of South Florida in 2007. Dr. Sneed's research and clinical interests include the advanced pharmacological treatment of patients with cardio-metabolic disorders and examining health care disparities and is a national lecturer on both topics. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, abstracts, poster presentations, and has participated in multiple grant projects and clinical trials. Actively involved in the community, Dr. Sneed currently serves as the Co-Director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (CEOC) in the Center for Equal Health, a Center of Excellence granted partnership between USF Health and the Moffitt Cancer Center. He serves on many different Board of Directors, including the Federal USF Area Health Center (AHEC), the USF Nanomedicine Research Center and the Hillsborough County Sickle Cell Association. One of Dr. Sneed's recent accomplishments include the creation of an innovative community initiative known as IN-SHAPE (Inter-professional Student Health Assessment Project and Evaluation), which addressed cardiovascular disparities in African-American and Hispanic communities in Tampa, FL. He participates in many community endeavors on an annual basis, most notably the Florida Cancer Education Network Men's Health Forum. Dr. Sneed received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in microbiology from the University of Central Florida and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy