Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)


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My name is Tonya B. Hudson, and I serve as President of the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) at Baylor University. Founded in January 2018, the BFSA is a new University-recognized Employee Resource Group dedicated to the advancement of Black faculty and staff on Baylor campuses.


The work of the Association is—in my opinion—vital as we provide professional and personal enrichment programs and support to Black faculty and staff. BFSA has accomplished a great deal over the past two years—a week of Black History Month activities, two professional development series, Board of Regents presentation—and we are poised to do even more in the upcoming years.

We endeavor to make a positive and lasting impact on Baylor's Black faculty, staff, and student population through engaging BFSA-sponsored events designed for academic, professional, and self-improvement. The Black professionals on our campus are strong, proud, and visionary.

BFSA membership is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-doctoral students at Baylor University. We are committed to working with all people to achieve our goals and objectives. Join us as we progress forward together!

Email for more information about the association and/or to join our listserv.

If you are currently a BFSA member and need to pay dues, please do so using this ONLINE FORM; you will need to log in with your BearID and Password to access the form or you may use the "Pay Membership Dues" button below.


Mission Statement


The Black Faculty & Staff Association is dedicated to providing Black faculty, staff, and graduate students professional development, support, and mentoring through critical dialogue, cultural awareness, networking, recruitment, and retention in order to further enrich our academic excellence, worldwide leadership and service, and Christian commitment within a caring community.


Key Objectives

  1. Professional Development

    • Cultural Awareness
    • Critical Dialogue
    • Education/Training
  2. Support

    • Recruitment/Retention
    • Advocacy
    • Onboard Policy and Procedures
    • Collaboration
    • Networking
  3. Mentoring

    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Graduate Students
    • Students
    • Post Doc
    • Cultural Integration


To help new members and those interested in joining the Baylor Black Faculty and Staff Association learn more about and understand our ERG, we have prepared a list of FAQs. Additional questions can be emailed to


The BFSA By-Laws were created to inform and guide all participants. The BFSA By-Laws outline topics such as our mission, officers/representatives, committees, membership, and more. Please review our BU BFSA By-Laws document.

BFSA Executive Board

  • Tonya B. Hudson - President
  • Jasmine Jennings - Interim President-Elect
  • Erica C. Johnson - Secretary
  • Tranquility Cowan - Treasurer
  • Gretel Hill - Parliamentarian
  • Vacant - Communications and Outreach Director
  • Dominque Hill - Advisor & Immediate Past President

Important Dates

TBA - Special events in partnership with other University and local organizations

* Meetings will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm


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