Tyvi Small, director of diversity and community relations at the Haslam College of Business, has been selected as one of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 under Forty.
Small was recognized for his commitment to inclusion within Haslam as well as for empowering young people from diverse backgrounds in the community at large.
“I would hope that the impact that I’m having is one of hope and belief — that people who didn’t think they could, now think they can,” Small told the Knoxville Business Journal. “By creating opportunities for an individual, hopefully, it helps create an opportunity for their family and, hopefully, it changes generations.”
The Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) program, launched in 2008, has given more than 150 high school students an opportunity to experience the world of business first-hand in Haslam’s facilities each summer. He also has strengthened the college’s partnerships with community and business leaders to facilitate career-building opportunities through his involvement with Leadership Knoxville.
Each year 40 under Forty selects a group of young leaders promoting growth and change in Knoxville. The program seeks to highlight individuals in a breadth of career paths and industry fields representing the area’s business community.
You can access Small’s full feature on the Knoxville Business Journal’s website.
Haslam alumni who were honored include: