News and Events

Register for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall, September 24, 2020
The UMBC community is invited to learn about our Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and our campus’s connection to a national framework addressing race equity. The Shriver Center’s Choice Program, along with community partners, will also share how structural racism has impacted youth development in Maryland and how we all can become agents of change.

The Empowered University
Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success in a Pivotal Time

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall
Thursday, September 24, 2020
4-6 p.m. via WebEx



Join us at Guinness Brewery on July 22!

Reminder that we will have our BFSA Happy Hour this Friday!!!  We are looking forward to seeing you.  Please RSVP on the EVENT page if you haven't already. Guinness Open Gate Brewery (5001...

Posted: July 18, 2022, 9:08 AM

BFSA's new Treasurer and Secretary ANNOUNCED!!!

Here are our newest Executive Board members...

Dear BFSA Members, We now have a full Executive Board! Our new Treasurer is our very own UMBC Chief of Police, Bruce Perry!  Bruce was just officially appointed Chief after serving as Acting...

Posted: June 30, 2022, 2:01 PM

UMBC's own Bruce Perry Jr. named Chief of Police

The UMBC Police Dept. officially has a new Chief of Police

Bruce Perry Jr. has officially been appointed to the Chief of Police for the UMBC Police Dept. Bruce has been serving in the role of Acting Chief of Police since February of 2022. Bruce has been...

Posted: June 24, 2022, 5:27 PM

BFSA Survey for Members

Please take two minutes to fill out this questionnaire!

BFSA Members, Please take a moment to answer a few questions.  Your feedback is appreciated!  It only takes two minutes.  Thanks! This survey will...

Posted: June 16, 2022, 7:30 AM

More on our New BFSA Leadership

and Open Call for a Secretary and Treasurer!

Announcing our new Leadership for BFSA: President:  Lt. Derrick Johns Vice President:  Kiki Strickland Derrick has been at UMBC since 2002 and is the Operations Commander for our Police...

Posted: June 10, 2022, 1:31 PM

New BFSA Leadership

Derrick Johns, President Keesha Strickland, Vice President

Posted: June 10, 2022, 11:31 AM

Black Faculty and Staff Association - Election Time

Election Deadline Extended until May 31, 2022

Below is the link to submit your ballot for the following positions on the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) Executive Board. Nominate yourself or nominate someone else. We are looking...

Posted: May 23, 2022, 7:43 PM

Thanks for coming out for our Tailgate!!!

Our first TAILGATE on Saturday, April 16 was a success!  Thanks to everyone that came out.  It was great to get to know you better and meet some of your family members! We will make this an...

Posted: April 22, 2022, 9:40 AM

Tailgate Social REMINDER!!!

Happening tomorrow-tomorrow-tomorrow Sat. April 16, 2022

The BFSA Tailgate Social is happening tomorrow Saturday April 16th from 12p-3p in parking lot #8 (in front of the police station). Tell a friend to tell a friend and we'll see you there!!! Email...

Posted: April 15, 2022, 4:32 PM

Next President of UMBC

Valerie Sheares Ashby named next president of UMBC

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Valerie Sheares Ashby as the next president of UMBC. She will become chief executive on August 1, 2022. She will be the first...

Posted: April 4, 2022, 11:18 AM