Black Faculty and Staff Association

The University of California, Riverside, Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFASA) was established in 2017 to address the issues and concerns unique to employees and students at the University of California, Riverside. The mission of BFASA, as a partner in the educational enterprise, is to create and maintain a climate which is conducive to the well-being and professional development aspirations of Black staff, faculty and students.  The purpose of BFASA is to strengthen relationships among Black staff, faculty and students as well as the campus and local community, to encourage the recruitment and retention of Black staff, faculty, and students and enhance staff advancement and career development opportunities.

Staff and faculty who want to become mentors should email: bfasa@ucr.edu

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Victorino Moreira Chair

 

Victorino Moreira, Co-Chair

Black Student Success Coordinator

Undergraduate Education

 

 

Paige McGee Vice Chair

 

Desmond Harvey, Co-Chair

Academic Advisor 

BCOE Deans Office Dept

 

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Vacant

If you are interested in becoming involved in BFASA as a board member, please email bfasa@ucr.edu

 Past Board Members

As we transition back to campus, meetings will continue to be held via zoom in order to accommodate our members who will be working on campus and/or remotely. Zoom link for general meeting will be sent to members thru the listserv and is accessible by registering here. Below you will find a schedule of our meetings:

  • Sep 13, 2023 11:00
  • Oct 11, 2023 11:00
  • Nov 8, 2023 11:00
  • Dec 13, 2023 11:00
  • Jan 10, 2024 11:00
  • Feb 14, 2024 11:00
  • Mar 13, 2024 11:00
  • Apr 10, 2024 11:00
  • May 8, 2024 11:00
  • Jun 12, 2024 11:00

In the new year, we will reevaluate if we will continue meetings over zoom for the remainder of the year or will have a hybrid format. 

Please contact us at bfasa@ucr.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

    African Student Programs

    Director: Dr. Jamal Myrick 

    Email: Jamal.myrick@ucr.edu

    Website: https://asp.ucr.edu/

     

    UCR Black Alumni Chapter

    President: Marvel Johnson

    Email: ucraaba@gmail.com

    Website: https://alumni.ucr.edu/alumni-networks

     

    UCR Black Student Success

    Black Student Success Coordinator in Undergraduate Education: Victorino Moreira

    Email: victor.moreira@ucr.edu 

    Website: https://blackstudentsuccess.ucr.edu/ 

     

    UCR Staff Assembly

    President: Paige Mejia

    Email: paige.mejia@ucr.edu

    Website: https://staffassembly.ucr.edu/

    BFASA Donation Instructions

    This options below provide instructions for how all UCR employees (including BFASA members and affiliates currently employed by UCR) and non-UCR employees (including BFASA members in retirement status) can donate to BFASA. Donations to BFASA are not mandatory, but we ask that all BFASA members consider donating $60.00 ($5.00 per month) annually. 100% of all donations, including institutional funds received by BFASA, will be used to support the organization’s mission and purpose. All donations collected by BFASA are not refundable per UCR policy. Questions regarding donations to BFASA can sent via email to bfasa@ucr.edu.

    Option 1

    BFASA’s Giving Website 

    Option 1 is ideal for all UCR employees (including currently employed BFASA members and affiliates) that wish to make a one-time (non-recurring) donation to BFASA. This option is not ideal should one from this classification want to donate on a recurring basis as they should select Option 2.

    This option is the only option for BFASA affiliates that are not currently employed by UCR that wish to make a one-time donation or recurring monthly donations. This classification also includes any BFASA member currently in retirement status.

    *Recurring donations made with Option 1 can be cancelled at any time by emailing ucrgifts@ucr.edu and explicitly stating a request to cancel all future recurring monthly donations.

     

    Option 2

    BFASA’s Pre-tax Payroll Deduction 

    Option 2 is the ideal for all UCR employees (including currently employed BFASA members and affiliates) that wish to make recurring monthly donations to BFASA. One-time donations are not possible under Option 2.

    BFASA affiliates not employed by UCR and BFASA members currently in retirement status are not eligible to use this option.

    With Option 2, UCR employees have two pre-tax payroll deduction options to select from. The first is the “Recurring Monthly Payroll Deduction.” With this option, employees will select the monthly amount they wish to donate and said amount will be deducted from their pay in perpetuity until they are no longer employed by UCR or select to terminate the payroll deduction. The second is the “Pledge Payments Via Payroll Deduction” option. In this option, UCR employees select a monthly amount they wish to donate as well as an overall pledge amount they promise to donate to BFASA overtime. The automatic payroll deductions stop once the pledge amount is reached, or the employee cancels the automatic deductions. For example, if Person A decides to donate $20 per month and pledges to donate $1,000 to BFASA, Person A will automatically donate $20 per month until the $1,000 pledge amount is reached. At this point, the payroll deductions will stop.

    *Recurring donations made with Option 2 can be cancelled by emailing by completing this form. 

    **Those paid bi-weekly will have the monthly amount they decide to donate split between two pay periods.

    If you'd like to further discuss ways to support BFASA please email bfasa@ucr.edu for additional information.