Lawrence J. Burns
Vice President for External Affairs
Interim Vice President for Equity and Diversity
The MBE/EDGE Committee works closely with the President’s Diversity Council to address supplier diversity initiatives and is chaired by Lawrence J. Burns, Vice President for External Affairs and Interim Vice President for Equality and Diversity. The participants include University staff members from various departments involved in the procurement and contracting process as well as several leaders in our community. The mission of this committee is to support capacity-building initiatives that assist minority-owned businesses as well as positively impact minority business and EDGE company participation in the UT supplier and construction areas.