History of our organization

Our START

 

Charles Houston - Photo of man in suit and tie BFSA 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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