Vanderbilt Joins WBENC and MSDC to Improve Its Supplier Diversity

Vanderbilt University, a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee (founded in 1873),  has partnered with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) to improve its engagement with diverse suppliers.

WBENC will provide Vanderbilt with access to almost 16,000 certified women-owned enterprises to help fulfill their contracting needs.

The TSMSDC, one of 23 regional affiliate councils under the National Minority Supplier Development Council, will help identify minority suppliers that can supply goods and/or services for the university.

“Being intentional about integrating our values of equity, diversity and inclusion into all that we do, including our supply chain, will set our university and our community on a path to collective success,” said André Churchwell, Vanderbilt University’s interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

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