Join a Committee

Throughout the year, the BFSA maintains several committees to discuss a wide range of topics. These include, but are not limited to, professional development, student enrichment, issues, social networking, and BFSA’s history, membership, and by laws.

Faculty Affairs Committee
The duties and responsibilities of the Faculty Affairs Committee are to (1) address issues and concerns pertinent to the Black faculty existence and success at UofL, (2) fortify Black faculty by offering mentoring, support and assistance that may strengthen teaching, research, service and promotional opportunities, (3) advocate for diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice initiatives that shall bolster the recruitment, retention, promotion, and success of Black faculty, and  (4) create (ad hoc) subcommittees, as deemed necessary, to address specific issues or concerns for its respective constituencies (i.e. tenure-track faculty and term/contingent faculty). 

Contact: 
Cynethia Bethel-Jaiteh
Faculty Affairs Committee Co-Chair

Douglas Craddock
Faculty Affairs Committee Co-Chair

Committee Members: 
Dwayne Compton, Fannie Cox, Veronica Eubanks, &  Ishwanzya Rivers

 

Staff Affairs Committee  
The duties and responsibilities of the Staff Affairs Committee are to (1) address issues and concerns pertinent to the Black staff existence and success at UofL, (2) fortify Black staff by offering mentoring, support and assistance that may strengthen and advance educational and promotional opportunities, (3) advocate for diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice initiatives that shall bolster the recruitment, retention, promotion, and success of Black staff, and (4) create (ad hoc) subcommittees, as deemed necessary, to address specific issues or concerns for its respective constituencies (i.e. salaried/nonexempt staff and hourly/exempt staff).

 

Contact: 
LaJa Hurt
Staff Affairs Committee Co-Chair    

Ashely O'Neil
Staff Affairs Committee Co-Chair

Committee Members: Jarayon Jackson
   

Student Affairs Committee
The duties and responsibilities of the Student Affairs Committee are to (1) advocate for diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice initiatives that shall bolster the recruitment, retention, promotion, and success of Black undergraduate and graduate students—including graduate assistants (GAs) and graduate teaching assistants, (2) support all Black students at UofL through collaborative efforts with their respective organizations and (3) plan, coordinate, and implement programs that embrace Black students.

What We're Working On: 

  • Mental health sessions- Coping with mental challenges
  • Career building sessions-Pathways for success
  • Black History Month events- Celebrating Past and Future Leaders
  • Black Identity sessions- The importance of being authentic

Contact: 
Katrina Elliott
Student Affairs Committee Chair

Credentials and Nomination Committee (a.k.a C&N) 
The duties and responsibilities are (1) recruit and sustain membership for BFSA and recruit candidates and run elections for all offices of BFSA. 

Contact: 
RaShaundra Jacobs
Credentials and Nomination Committee Chair