Community Outreach

April 10, 2007

Supplier Diversity Initiative Council

The Supplier Diversity Initiative Council (SDIC) was formed in 2002 to assist minority-and women-owned business enterprises in gaining greater access to business opportunities at the university. SDIC demonstrates the university’s commitment to enhance economic opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises in the community. Since the formation of the council, Case has awarded over $70 million of business to minority- and women-owned businesses. The Supplier Diversity program has been recognized locally and nationally as one of the most progressive and successful programs of its kind. Case has received several awards and recognitions locally and nationally for this effort, including the most distinguished private business award from the Hispanic Business Association, the Medal of Freedom Award from the Cleveland Chapter of NAACP, and the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Initiative award.

Contact:
Kathryn Hall, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Diversity & Equity
Phone: 216.368.8877

Posted by: Latisha James April 10, 2007 02:47 PM
Category: Black Trades Council , Center for Community Partnerships , Consortium of African-American Organizations , Corporate , Gilbane Construction , Hard Hatted Women , Jump Start Inc. , NAACP of Greater Cleveland , Nonprofit , Office of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity & Diversity , Schools and Centers , Turner Construction , Whiting-Turner Construction