NAPM Sponsors Supply Management Development Seminar for Historically Based Minority Universities February 5, 2001

FOR RELEASE: February 5, 2001

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ)One of the National Association of Purchasing Management’s strategic goals is to increase the number of minorities and women in the supply management field. "A key way to do that," explains Christina Foster, SPHR, NAPM’s vice president of diversity, "is to develop an ongoing relationship with historically based minority colleges and universities."

On Friday, February 16, 2001, in Tempe, Arizona educators from Tennessee State, Howard University, Florida A&M University, Prairie View University, Langston University, Clark Atlanta, and Tuskegee University will join leaders from NAPM, Deere & Co., and IBM to discuss how a supply management program can and will benefit their school and students.

Dr. Joe Cavinato, C.P.M., NAPM senior vice president, and visionary in the supply management field, will discuss insights into the supply management profession; give an overview of the past, present, and future of the supply manager; and highlight recruitment opportunities and value-add of the profession within business today.

There will be an in-depth discussion focusing on the development of required curriculum and available resources. University leaders who have already adopted such a program, like Howard University’s Supply Management Excellence Center and Clark Atlanta University’s Executive MBA program, will be able to share their expertise and experiences as well.

For more information on this seminar, to participate in the Spring 2001 Supply Management Development seminar, or to become a program sponsor please contact Christina Foster at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276 extension 3011.

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