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Organizational History

Our START

 

Charles Houston - Photo of man in suit and tieBFSA logo on african kente cloth

The BFSA was established circa 1988 when seven African American employees had a desire to network and discuss issues concerning personal development and employment satisfaction, especially in areas vital to the black community. After a hiatus, Charles Houston provided new life and direction for the organization. Therefore, 2006 was a year of celebration for the organization's return with 31 members strong (12 faculty members and 19 staff members) and an official name: Black Faculty and Staff Association.


Twenty five years since its inception, the BFSA continues to serve as a trusted resource for all MSU faculty and staff members by providing professional development opportunities and a forum for meaningful exchanges that identify and address issues. We also historically partner with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the surrounding communities to assist with on and off campus outreach through book scholarships, tutoring, read-ins and other campus efforts.

 

Our OFFICER HISTORY

2012-13

Dr. Pearl Payne, President

Mr. Michael Young, Vice President

Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah, Secretary

Dr. Donald Adongo, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

2011-12

Dr. Brian Clardy, President

Ms. Roslyn White, Vice President

Ms. Angela Guyton, Secretary

Dr. Donald Adongo, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

2010-11

Ms. Mary Elaine Horn, President

Ms. Olympia Stewart, Vice President

Ms. Tara Hawthorne, Secretary

Dr. Omer Yayenie, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

 

2009-10

Ms. Kayla Olive McIntosh, President

Dr. Brian Clardy, Vice President

Ms. Carruth Kitrell, Secretary

Dr.  Steve Jones, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

 

2008-09

Mr. S.G. Carthell, President

Dr. Debbie Owens, Vice President

Ms. Sabrina Dial, Secretary

Dr. Omer Yayenie, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

 

2007-08

Mr. Charles Houston/Mr. S.G. Carthell, President

Dr. Pearl Payne, Vice President

Ms. Sabrina Dial, Secretary

Ms. Re'Nita Avery Meriwether, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

 

2006-07

Mr. Charles Houston, President  

Dr. Debbie Owens, Vice President

Ms. Amber DuVentre, Secretary

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Treasurer

Ms. Camisha Pierce Duffy, Web and Electronic Communication Coordinator

 



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