Black Faculty and Staff Association

Black Faculty & Staff Association

Ms. Debra Ann Lawrence and Dr. Ronald McFadden are now featured in our "Get to Know Me"
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Our Purpose

The formation of the Black Faculty and Staff Association is the result of the collective efforts of concerned Black faculty and staff of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to:

1. Provide a forum for association among Black faculty, staff, and students.
2. Function as an advisory board on behalf of the entire Black UT campus community.
3. Support and maintain the cultural traditions of persons of African descent within the context of the University of Tennessee. 

Meet Mr. Rickey Hall, Vice Chancellor for Diversity

The Black Faculty and Staff Association had the opportunity for an one-on-one interview with Mr. Rickey Hall, Vice Chancellor for Diversity. See full interview below.

Video of Rickey Hall, Vice Chancellor for Diversity.


Photo of Dr. McFaddenDr. Ronald McFadden
Educational Advancement Program

Debra Ann LawrenceMs. Debra Ann Lawrence
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The Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund is accepting applications

If any of you are planning to attend diversity related conferences, workshops, programs, etc.,  please click on the link above. You can also apply for funding to attend the BFSA Symposium in March of 2015.


Contribute to big ideas. Give to BFSA.

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