Black Alliance Resource Group

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The Black Alliance seeks to cultivate an environment that promotes equity and inclusiveness through professional mobility, cultural responsibility, networking, education and programs highlighting cultural awareness, diversity, unconscious bias and global thinking at UTMB.

Black Alliance Vision

  • Vision

    To provide a safe space and professional resources for underrepresented individuals affected by systemic racism, discrimination, and inequalities and to encourage solidarity amongst all staff, faculty, and students.

  • Leadership Committee

    Executive Sponsors
    Dr. Janet Southerland
    Dr. David Brown

    Co-Chairs
    Dr. Jayco McCowan
    Mr. Ryan Johnson

    Advisory Board Members
    Mr. Steven J. Baines
    Ms. Caren Brownfield
    Ms. Lorraine Hunter-Simpson
    Mr. Shawn McCann
    Dr. Shayne Washington
    Ms. Meisha Wilson-Leonard

Meetings and Events

Group meetings and other networking events are held regularly and cover a variety of educational and motivational topics. All members of the UTMB community are invited to attend.

Black Alliance Events

Learn More

Want more information on how to get involved? Get added to our email list!

Email berg@utmb.edu with the following information:

  • First and last names
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone number (optional)
  • Department
  • Job title

Contact Information


Leaders on the Move


Check back soon to learn more about UTMB’s Black Movers and Shakers!

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