A new initiative of the Penn State Smeal College of Business aims to help alumni of color who own businesses network and engage with the University.

According to Dean Charles H. Whiteman, the Smeal Minority-Owned Business Network is designed to afford more opportunities for alumni whose businesses are classified as Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American and Asian-Indian American to become involved in the University’s procurement program.

“The Smeal Minority-Owned Business Network is a wonderful resource for our minority business owners, from access to the resources of the network to giving and receiving advice on how to navigate procurement processes — including but not limited to Penn State,” Whiteman said.

Businesses can submit their information to a database on Smeal’s website, where it will be viewable to the public upon approval.

Visit www.smeal.psu.edu/alumni/ways-to-get-involved/smeal-minority-owned-business-network to learn more and connect with the network.