Black Faculty & Staff Association

The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) develops resource networks within the campus community of over 350 faculty, administrators and staff of African descent. The BFSA supports the university’s public service mission as part of its role as a metropolitan university.

The Beach in front of Cook Library

Purpose

The purpose of the Black Faculty and Staff Association is to: 

  • 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

Executive Officers

Title Contact
Staff Program Director
Faculty Program Director
Communications Director Vacant
Event Planning Director
Membership Director Vacant

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.

Meetings and Events

Join us each month as we host our general body 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.  Any questions or concerns can be forwarded to  and for more information follow our social media (listed with our contact information below).

Sub-Committees

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.

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.

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 presence (the president and vice president can also have access to LinkedIn and Twitter) and managing all ads.

Help the Towson Black Alumni Association Raise $10,000 to support the Barnes Harris Endowment! Marvis Barnes ’59 and Myra Harris ’59 are TU pioneers as they are the first African American graduates of the university. Over the past five years, TBAA has awarded nearly $5,500 from this endowment to students. 

Barnes Harris Endowment

Donating to the Ailey Baltimore summer camp helps us extend the Ailey legacy at Towson University. This summer opportunity is only offered at two universities in the U.S. 

Ailey Baltimore