Welcome from the Chair

Greetings and welcome to the Black Caucus of Faculty & Staff (BCFS) webpage.  The BCFS is comprised of committed and active members comprised of African American Faculty and Staff members on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.  As Chair of BCFS, my goal is to connect a community through engagement which involves service through mentorship, professional development and advocating for a diverse community and supporting the students on campus.  This is accomplished by cultivate working relationships with our administration and operating units.

The BCFS will engage in activities that will benefit the members in the areas of social support, professional networking as well as in areas of advocacy and representative action within the University and surrounding communities.  The BCFS shall serve as a source of information for and about Black faculty and staff within Purdue University and its surrounding communities and coordinate efforts that will benefit its members.

I wish to acknowledge of the 2017-18 Executive Board Members:  Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller (Chair); Dorothy Reed (Secretary/Historian; Zenephia Evans (Treasurer); George Lyle (Fiscal Planner); Pamela Morris (Parliamentarian); David Rollock (Member At-Large); Johnny Brown (Member At-Large); and Venetria Patton (Member At-Large). 

Because of their continued support, some of the previous board will continue to serve during the 2018-2019 year.  Please join me in welcoming George Lyle (Vice Chair); Matilda Stokes (Secretary/Historian); Will Smith (Fiscal Planner); Florence Adibou (Parliamentarian); and Danicia Malone (Membership Chair).  Returning to the board include Zenephia Evans (Treasurer); David Rollock (Member At-Large/Community Engagement);Venetria Patton (Member at-Large, and Johnny Brown (Member At-Large).

Over the years, the Caucus will continue to be a voice of the community on the campus of Purdue University and will continue to advocate for the advancement of equality and equity for the faculty, staff and student members on our campus. Our monthly General Meetings are held every second Wednesday at the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at 12:00p.m. Please come see what we are all about. Join in on the conversation and become active as a valued member.


Natasha Harris
Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff
2018-2019 Chair

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