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An Audit Report on Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Compliance with Historically Underutilized Business and State Use Program Requirements

June 2024


Lamar State College Port Arthur (College) did not have effective processes to comply with contracting and reporting requirements designed to (1) ensure that eligible vendors have the opportunity to participate in the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program and (2) track progress toward statewide goals for HUBs.

The College complied with HUB planning requirements and most outreach requirements, but it did not implement the Mentor Protégé Program as required.

In addition, the College did not comply with State Use Program requirements.