Direct Support for the University
UWF BEI was created to help the university accomplish its goals. The direct support organization will follow a model piloted in other states in which businesses and public-private partnerships that benefit UWF will be formed and operated under a non-profit corporation. UWF BEI is interested in entrepreneurial ideas that will enhance academic training; enhance university-community life; allow the university to continue to develop and grow; and bring enhanced revenue to the university to further UWF strategic priorities. UWF BEI is committed to viable environmental stewardship and sustainable/green projects. Each project is considered with due diligence and recommendations are made by the BEI Board to the UWF President.
UWF Business Enterprises, Inc. is a non-profit direct support organization (DSO) created to benefit the University of West Florida. The DSO concept was approved by the UWF Board of Trustees on Sept. 23, 2011 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) on April 17, 2012. BEI will build and manage public-private partnerships, create new services and businesses to support the campus community, and enhance current auxiliaries and businesses to increase alternate sources of revenue for UWF.
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