U of I System seeking to increase opportunity for minority vendors

Posted on 01/09/2017

The University of Illinois System would raise goals for spending with businesses owned by minorities, women and people with disabilities under a proposal reviewed Monday by the Board of Trustees’ Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee.

The proposal, which will be considered by trustees at their Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago, reflects a System-wide commitment to diversity that extends from enrollment and hiring to contracts for construction, supplies and other goods and services, President Tim Killeen said.

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