President's Message

Dear fellow staff and faculty members,

The UCLA Black Staff and Faculty Association is preparing for another exciting and productive year, and we welcome your membership. Together we can accomplish great feats. I am enthusiastic about my role as President of BSFA and look forward to seeing you as well as hearing your ideas so that together we can bring them to fruition.

Our programming, with your support, will continue to include special events such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Spring Faculty Convocation, and social offerings such as our annual holiday party. In addition, BSFA’s offerings include theater and musical productions, monthly mixers, as well. Our personal and professional development offerings feature workshops such as information sessions hosted by UCLA CHR with Assistant Vice Chancellor Lubbe Levin, wealth development & management with featured certified financial planners, MBTI personality assessment for career planning, leadership, and more. BSFA will continue to pair “Conversations” with our meetings and have hosted, among others, dialogue with Vice Chancellor Janina Montero, and Director of AAP and Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity Charles Alexander. Our past Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon celebrations have included guest speakers such as Emmy Award winning Alfre Woodard and John Mack, past President of the Los Angeles Urban League.

These accomplishments were made possible by the efforts of committee chairs and their committee members, executive officers and our advisory board who generously supported BSFA both in presence and financially. Your support and membership are also needed to continue and increase our successes and accomplishments as we develop our newly launched website, implement faculty and staff scholarships, and institute professional development funding. Moreover, we will also continue and strengthen efforts to address concerns of our constituents along with issues that are relevant to the African American community.

Whether you are attending an event or helping to plan and implement one, your participation is appreciated and most welcomed. Many roles are available from support and general participation to committee chairs and leadership. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your membership.

All UCLA staff and faculty are invited and welcomed to participate,

Precious V. Robinson, BSFA President