We are both honored and consider it a privilege to have been selected as the Co-Chairs for the Commission for Blacks. We intend to work hard to ensure that the Commission remains dynamic and forward looking. We intend to live up to the challenge of remaining informed and taking action on concerns specific to the black community at UT and encouraging black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life. We will discharge of our duties to the best of our abilities and look forward to working with you this year.
Lili'a Uili Neville
Each year, the commission presents awards to UT students, faculty, and staff that recognize their outstanding, pro-active contributions to the campus community and the promotion cultural diversity.
Nominate an individual now until February 1, 2014.
We are thrilled about the turn out for our retention panel. We had approximately 160 people attend, including many leaders in the African American community in Knoxville. We want to thank everyone for coming and contributing to a lively conversation.
If you were unable to attend, you can view a recording of our event here: https://tiny.utk.edu/retentionpanel13.
We have received substantial feedback that many would like to see a continuation of this topic. We are considering the possibility of a series of conversations in the spring as an exciting way to keep up the momentum initiated by yesterday's panel.
The Commission for Blacks is appointed by the Chancellor to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of University programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty and staff. The Commission reports to the Office of the Chancellor.
The Commission for Blacks recommends changes in or additions to university policies and procedures to reflect concerns specific to blacks. The group also makes suggestions for new and existing academic and extracurricular programs related to blacks; encourages research to identify the problems and progress of blacks on campus; and encourages black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life.
All meetings take place at noon in the Multipurpose Room at the Black Cultural Center
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