African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA)

African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA)

Executive Board

Kimberly Evans, Chair
Glenda Gaines, Vice-Chair
Dana Jefferson, Treasurer
Chanelle Brackens, Recording Secretary  


The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) is an organization of Black faculty and staff at University of California, Davis that addresses issues impacting the African diaspora on campus and in the surrounding communities. Members focus on ways to increase Black faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and career advancement. Justice, equitable treatment, and inclusion comprise AAFSA’s core reason for being, and the effort needed to realize these ideas compels AAFSA to act.

Annual Events
  • Black Fall Welcome
  • Sista Circle Luncheon
  • AAFSA/ AASFA Health Winter Social
  • AAFSA/ APASA/ LSAF Community Mixer
  • AAFSA Delta Sigma Theta Faculty/ Staff Appreciation
  • End of the year Spring Celebration
Non-AAFSA Sponsored Events

Black Convocation

This is an annual celebration for all of the Black leadership of Black Aggies, faculty, staff, students and alumni in the form of an award banquet.


Black Excellence Symposium

The Black Excellence Symposium was a meaningful and inspiring event, as we acknowledged the collective achievements of our African Diaspora Community.

Black Excellence Symposium 2020 Virtual Experience

Additional Black Faculty and Staff Resources

African Continuum

University Black Student Support Service

The African continuum is a network of Black staff and faculty at UC Davis, focused toward networking and building relationships with the Black student population and orienting them toward success by guiding and navigating them through the system of higher education at UC Davis