Christine Atwood and Lori Fulton recognized for driving OSU’s Supplier Diversity Outreach

Christine Atwood, Administration and Diversity Manager with PCMM and Lori Fulton, Manager, Capital Administration with CPD, receive recognition for their efforts to advance supplier diversity at OSU.  As a collaborative effort to advance Minority-owned, Women-owned and Emerging Small Businesses (MWESB) outreach last year, Christine and Lori participated in public education and outreach events, as well as focused on providing increased education to other departments within OSU regarding understanding and identifying MWESB opportunities.

There was already “a commitment of OSU to being a really diverse university,” stated Lori Fulton. In their respective roles, “part of our responsibility was to put together our annual MWESB report,” she added. “We wanted to get more involved in the outreach as well as the reporting.” The collaborative efforts go beyond collaboration between PCMM and CPD.  As Christine explains, “We’re not just meeting small business, but also starting collaborations with other agencies. It’s a lot about making connections and relationships. It takes time. It’s not an overnight process.”

Read the full interview on Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council’s news page.

Thanks to Christine Atwood and Lori Fulton, the Corvallis university has stepped up its supplier diversity efforts, leading to the increase. Atwood is the Administrative and Diversity Manager for OSU’s Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management Department and Fulton is the Manager, Capital Administration for the school’s Capital Planning and Development division.

Dec. 4th Workshop Well-Received

The first certification event sponsored by OSU in conjunction with the Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD), Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS), and Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR), was well received by the small but energetic group of business owners. The speakers all provided useful information and helpful tips to navigating the benefits of certification.

“Great class, great speakers. Can’t wait to bid some jobs for OSU set asides for WMESB.”


Meet Christine Atwood

Administrative and Diversity Manager

Christine and Benny

Hi, my name is Christine Atwood, and I am the new Administrative and Diversity Manager with the Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management Department at OSU.  I work with both the PaCS and the Capital Projects Administration units to support MWESB procurement efforts at OSU.


I’d love to hear your comments, questions, and feedback regarding MWESB and procurement at Oregon State University – Christine Atwood at 541-737-4211.