About Us

Through mentorship, development and partnerships, our goal is simple…to increase the number of small, minority and women-owned businesses we do business with.
— Kathey Porter
Director, UF SBVDR

Mission Statement

The Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations Division is responsible for overseeing the University’s Supplier Diversity Program which focuses on ensuring equal access for Small/HUB Zone/Minority/Small Disadvantaged/Veteran/Service-Disabled Veteran/& Women-Owned businesses, by providing them equal opportunity to compete for procurement and contracting opportunities at the University. The division works with the various colleges and departments at the University to increase awareness and to help identify opportunities for small businesses. We endeavor to seek out, identify and utilize a diverse supply of qualified vendors interested in providing the many services and products required by the University.

Kathey Porter
Darlean Manning
Program Assistant
Dwan Courtney
Marketing &

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