African and African American Faculty and Staff Association

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African and African American Faculty and Staff Association

The African and African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA) welcomes faculty, staff, students, and administrators of all backgrounds who share in our commitment to the future of Arizona State University, and the global community of which ASU is part.

We believe that the advancement of Black and African descended people in their professional and academic development is essential to the greater good of Arizona and our nation. To this end, we offer full participation in the pursuit the University’s goal to be known for whom it includes and how they succeed.

The AAAFSA is committed to promoting and enhancing a sense of community and equality at Arizona
State University. We strive to accomplish this by:

  1. Sharing and celebrating the scholarship, discoveries and accomplishments of ASU faculty, staff
    and students.

  2. Creating opportunities for people of African descent at ASU to build ties with one another and
    collectively strengthen the University’s goal of positive race relations based on an understanding
    and respect for human dignity.

  3. Providing an open forum for discussing important issues which affect people who identify as
    Black or of African descent at ASU and relaying these concerns to university administrators.

  4. Developing ongoing support networks that lend to the success of faculty, staff and students who are of African descent.

  5. Maintaining productive working relations with University departments, ASU alumni, local community groups, and faculty, administrators, and staff at other institutions.

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About us

Meetings

Meetings are held both virtually and in person during fall and spring semesters. Sign up using our AAAFSA Newsletter and Meeting Sign-Up form to receive the newsletter for meeting announcements and more.

Membership

Membership is open to anyone with shared interests. Working sub-committees are created on an ad hoc basis and there are many individual ways to contribute!

Organizer

Kenja Hassan, Assistant Vice President, Office of Government and Community Engagement

Advisors

Ray Anderson, Athletic Director and Vice President

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Executive Director of ASU Gammage

Eduardo Págan, Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History

Christine Wilkinson, Senior Vice President; President, ASU Alumni Association

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