Princeton University hosted a Diversity Summit earlier this month in conjunction with the Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce in an effort to connect “minority-owned and women-owned businesses with institutions of higher education.”  The event saw 200 people attend representing nearly 100 companies and organizations in various fields pertaining to education.

Besides Princeton University and the Chamber of Commerce, other participating higher education institutions included “The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), New York University, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.”  In addition, other organizations outside of education included “program sponsor Wells Fargo, the American Conference on Diversity, America’s Small Business Development Center at TCNJ, Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce, Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Merck, MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey LGBT Chamber, PSE&G and Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP.”

The Summit, in addition to a trade fair linking colleges to small diverse businesses also held workshops and panel discussions on partnering with institutions of higher education.