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Last modified: Friday, July 1, 2005

Linda Hunt named assistant vice president for business administration and diversity

JULY 1, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Leadership of Indiana University's Supplier Diversity Program has been strengthened with the appointment of a senior administrator to oversee policy development, procurement goals and accountability.

Linda Hunt, assistant vice president for administration, will make oversight of this program one of her key duties. Effective July 1, her new title will be assistant vice president for administration and business diversity.

With respect to this program, Hunt will report to both Terry Clapacs, vice president for administration, and Charlie Nelms, vice president for institutional development and student affairs.

"Linda is a very effective administrator who will work with all IU campuses to provide guidance and accountability in this important program," Clapacs said.

IU has long recognized the social and economic benefits that are derived from thriving minority, women-owned and small businesses.

Last year, it established a university-wide Supplier Diversity Program that engages in a variety of activities to identify and encourage these businesses to participate in the university procurement process. LaTricia Hill-Chandler was hired to join the university purchasing staff as director of supplier diversity and compliance reporting.

Each year, IU purchases more than $400 million in goods and services from private vendors.

"We want to establish partnerships with businesses that represent the makeup of the communities we serve," Nelms said. "Linda will ensure continued visibility of this program at the most senior levels of administration. She will develop the policy, communicate it to all campuses, establish procurement goals and put in place reporting and accountability systems."

Hunt joined IU in 1980 and has served as an assistant vice president for six years. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from IU Bloomington and a master's degree in business administration from the Kelley School of Business.