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USF and Skanska expand free program to mentor and help grow diverse local businesses

The mentor-protégé program provides businesses with training, development and partnership opportunities to help them grow their capacity and become more effective with competitive bidding processes.

August 17, 2022University News

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USF Dining supports local restaurants through Aramark-developed program

Recently launched inside the Marshall Student Center food court on the USF Tampa campus is Local Restaurant Row, an Aramark-developed program that brings minority- and women-owned vendors to client locations within higher education, health care and corporate dining. The USF St. Pete campus will debut the program at The Reef in the fall.

July 13, 2022Campus Life, Community Partnerships, University News

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Small and diverse business owners prepped to bolster profits with conclusion of new USF-Skanska mentor-protégé program

The inaugural cohort of the Construction Management Building Blocks mentor-protégé program has graduated after completing eight weeks of training with industry professionals from the University of South Florida and Skanska, a multinational construction and development company.

November 1, 2021University News

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USF and Skanska launch free mentorship program for small and diverse businesses

The University of South Florida and Skanska, a multinational construction and development company, announced they are partnering to introduce a new mentorship program that aims to assist small and diverse businesses in the Tampa Bay region.

August 9, 2021University News

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USF’s commitment to enhancing supplier diversity earns national recognition

The University of South Florida is being honored on a national level for its commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion. Today the university was selected as a recipient of the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2021 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and only print diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

March 10, 2021Honors and Awards, University News

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New Data Shows USF Increases Supplier Diversity

The University of South Florida’s strategic initiative to increase spending with businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans has resulted in significant gains, according to new data compiled from USF’s most recent fiscal year.

August 22, 2019University News

USF Supplier Diversity, Growing Together

USF Supplier Diversity Program Has Big Impact its Inaugural Year

Supplier Diversity staff worked to increase university spending with diverse-owned businesses by nearly $10 million

October 5, 2018University News

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