Facilities and Operations Supports Columbia’s Office of Alumni and Development to Host Diverse Vendor Fair

March 07, 2023

Columbia’s Office of Alumni and Development (OAD) hosted a diverse vendor fair on February 8 to introduce University departments to a new pool of local Minority- Women- and locally owned businesses (MWLBEs).  Facilities and Operations’ University Supplier Diversity team supported the event in helping to identify some firms to include in the OAD vendor portfolio including photographers, graphic designers, videographers and florists. 

The University Supplier Diversity team works with departments across the University by reviewing departments’ MWBLE policies and developing practices to sustain these goals – including helping to make connections with minority-, woman- and locally owned vendors.