The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Commission for Blacks



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Apply Now for Membership

If you are interested in being a part of the Commission for Blacks, we invite you complete our membership form for the 2014-2015 academic year.

You can submit membership form online at: Commissioner Application

Please take some time to look over the responsibilities and consider if you can serve on the Commission in the next academic year: Commissioner Responsibilities

If you are a currently serving member of the commission and have an interest in continuing your membership with the Commission or if you are interested in getting involved with the Commission for the first time, please complete the form for consideration for membership appointment on the Commission.

We want to thank you for all of your time and dedication helping advance equality for all people. We appreciate your commitment and look forward to collaborating with you during the 2014-15 academic year.


Mission

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.

Get to Know Me

"Get to Know Me" is a collaboration between the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the Commission for Blacks. View More


Ronald McFaddenDr. Ronald McFadden

Director, Educational Advancement Program

Ms. Debra Ann LawrenceMs. Debra Ann Lawrence

Food Service Worker, Aramark Services


Interview with Vice Chancellor Hall

The BFSA recently conducted an interview with the Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall. Take a look!

 


 

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