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Celebrating Cal Black Alumni

The University of California, Berkeley Black Alumni Association (BAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. BAA was formerly known as Black Alumni Club (BAC). The BAA is committed to connecting and serving our alumni and students of the University of California, Berkeley.

As part of our rebranding, from BAC to BAA, as an organization we are recommitting to:

  1. Building a tight-knit familial connection between our network of amazing Black Cal alumni
  2. Promoting our alumni’s achievements and contributions to the University, as well as the larger Black Community. 
  3. Celebrating the history of Black Alumni at the University and contributions throughout the United States and throughout the World.

Additionally, the BAA’s mission includes the recruitment, retention, development, and matriculation of future and existing Black Cal students.

The BAA is an alumni group organized under the California Alumni Association. The leadership structure consists of six elected executive officers, as well as committees: New Membership, Mentoring Program, Scholarship, Recruitment and Retention, Special Events, Black Graduation and Alumni Engagement.

EIN: 83-0646625

Executive Officers

President
Cheryl Wright

Vice-President
Open Role

Treasurer
Open Role

Secretary
Brianna Alleyne
see profile

Parliamentarian
Sharifa Freightman
see profile

Committee Chairs

Mentoring Program
Rashida Hanif
see profile

Alumni Engagement
Jonathan Nussur
see profile

Membership Chair
Joy Dixon

Marketing / Social Media Open Role