Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Texas Southern University Exceeds State HUB Goals (237 hits)

Texas Southern University’s Office of Procurement is exceeding state goals while working with Historically Underutilized Businesses. As a state agency, TSU is required to have a HUB program that facilitates the continued growth and usage of HUBs.

“The TSU HUB Program has made great strides with our outreach efforts,” said Kisten Rhodes, senior buyer, and HUB coordinator. “As the HUB coordinator, it has been my goal to become more visible in the community, begin the dialogue and establish community alliances.”

TSU has consistently ranked among the top state agencies who spend the most money with HUBs for the last several years. Tasked by the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD), the HUB Program must report the expenditures made by state agencies and institutions of higher education. By using the HUB Report, agencies can track their expenditures and utilize it as a benchmarking tool to meet or exceed their HUB utilization in each of the following categories: heavy construction, building construction, special trade construction, professional services, other services, and commodity purchasing.

Over five years, TSU has surpassed HUB spending goals in the following areas:
• Fiscal 2018 - Specialty Trades and Commodities
• Fiscal 2017 – Building-Construction and Commodities
• Fiscal 2016 – Heavy-Construction, Building-Construction, Specialty-Trades and Commodities
• Fiscal 2015 – Commodities
• Fiscal 2014 – Building-Construction and Commodities

TSU’s HUB Program is the recipient of many accolades including the 2019 Supplier Diversity Champion Award, 2018 Excellence in HUB Dedication Award and the Community Outreach Award for Career Exploration. In October of 2018, the office had its first editorial feature in Subcontractor’s USA Trade Journal, which assisted in exposure and getting the word out about how the university serves underutilized businesses.

“It is important for TSU to work with HUB vendors, not only because we are an HBCU; however, we need to continue the legacy of entrepreneurship and investment in our community,” said Rhodes, “We need to show our support to those that support us.”



ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 9,700 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Thursday, April 11th 2019 at 8:56PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Bowie State University Names Contractors for New Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community
Star-Studded Former NFL and NBA Players: Alabama State University Charity-Alumni Basketball Game
All characters welcome! Build Your Career At Nintendo!
EDsmart Names Oakwood University as One of 2019's Best Online and On-Campus Colleges in Alabama
Funded Post-Doc Internship Opportunity - Naval Research Laboratory
Minnesota Department of Human Services Hiring HBCU Students and Graduates!
Oakwood University Hosts its 2019 Commencement Exercises, Stats
Texas Southern to recognize James Prince with Honorary Degree
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elly moss has logged 97423 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 79734 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Member Activity
les martin just became a new member. 06:21PM
victoria sedwick just edited her profile. 03:03PM
victoria sedwick just became a new member. 02:55PM
destiny foreman just edited her profile. 08:22AM
ramatu abdul hamid just became a new member. 10:44AM
taylor moore just became a new member. 12:45AM
jordan bryant just edited her profile. 08:47PM
jordan bryant just became a new member. 08:39PM
jeffrey coleman just became a new member. 01:31PM
janessha strong just posted a photos entitled 'janessha'. 03:01PM
janessha strong just became a new member. 02:51PM
jean-marie poffe just edited his profile. 09:35PM
>> more | invite friends