Black Faculty & Staff Association

The mission of the Black Faculty and Staff Association is to support the retention, recruitment, and development of the University’s black faculty and staff while also supporting the needs of the black students. The association fosters networking across diverse lines and actively engages with the Metro Baltimore Community.


  • Establish and maintain community by providing a vehicle for faculty, administrators and staff to network, collaborate in professional activities, and advocate for concerns communicated by members of the community;
  • Provide a student support system by engaging with students and provide mentoring opportunities which may support retention efforts;
  • Support the University’s mission especially at it relates to diversity and inclusion;
  • Help promote outreach efforts that will support the black community on campus and the surrounding areas. 

Bylaws & Goals 

We would like to receive any feedback related the BFSA's goals, events, etc.  Suggestions can be sent to

Executive Officers


Contact Information


Vice President 


Dena Barnwell




Faculty Representative


Tammie King-Kelly

Exempt Representative 


Non Exempt Representative 


Meeting Schedule

Join us each month in person or online (via Webex) from 12 - 1 p.m. as we host our Meaningful Monthly Meetings! Topics range from how to prepare yourself for leadership and promotions at Towson University to how to start and manage your own successful company. Topics change every month and are chosen from the members of the organization.  Questions? Concerns? Please forward them to  . Like us on Facebook @BFSATowson for more information on upcoming meeting topics and events.


September 18, 2018 - University Union, Room 315, 12-1pm

October 17, 2018 - Administration Building, Room 424, 12-1pm

November 8, 2018 - Enrollment Services, Room 306, 12-1pm


The BFSA uses various methods and tools to communicate and engage with members of the Association. Please visit our Facebook page to access current information about meetings, events, and hot topics. Members can feel free to send us an email, , to our mail drop with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. 

Newsletters, Announcements, Meeting Minutes

  • Please visit our SharePoint site to access current information, newsletters, announcements and meeting minutes. You may need to request access if it is your first time visiting the site.

Meeting Resources 


First Fridays Lunch 2018


The Glen Dining  at 12pm

Connect with the Black Faculty & Staff Association at $6 Fridays within the various dining halls at TU. Look for the “First Fridays Sign.”

First Fridays Lunch 2018


West Village Commons at 12pm

Connect with the Black Faculty & Staff Association at $6 Fridays within the various dining halls at TU. Look for the “First Fridays Sign.”

First Fridays Lunch 2018


Newell Dining Hall at 12pm

Connect with the Black Faculty & Staff Association at $6 Fridays within the various dining halls at TU. Look for the “First Fridays Sign.”




Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for the recruitment and retention for members of the Association. The committee must develop and facilitate a program for reaching out to new employees, to invite them to the organization. The membership committee will create, modify, and distribute membership forms, in addition to and establishing and communicating benefits for being a member of the association. 
Events Planning Committee
The Event Planning Committee is responsible for developing programs and events that support the retention, recruitment and development of the members of the Association and other events to promote the purpose of the Association. They will communicate effectively with internal and external organizations/resources, recruit volunteers for events held by BFSA, set up tabling events including the involvement fair. They must plan fundraiser events to accommodate the predetermined fundraising goal (predetermined by the president, and event planner). The event planner may be asked to help set up social events in corroboration with other student groups on campus, email guest speakers, confirm their appointment, and provide them with parking codes. 
Communications Committee
The Communication Committee works with the Association, the executive committee, as well as other committees to coordinate communication relevant to the BFSA for both internal and external audiences. The communications committee takes initiative to inform all members of meetings, news and/or events of BFSA. They will take on the responsibility of taking care of the website (uploading information, picture, etc.), taking pictures at each event, maintaining the BFSA Social Media (The President and Vice President can also have access to LinkedIn and Twitter), and managing all ads.