I am honored to serve as the President of the Western Region Council on Black American Affairs (WRBCAA). As I step into this role, we are all confronting an unprecedented time in history, a pandemic that has changed the way we interact with our families, friends and community. It has significantly altered the means by which education and student support services at the community college and at all levels is provided. At the same time, important and significant conversations about race and privilege are happening. These conversations are making noteworthy changes in the way we move forward as a nation in addressing issues of equity and justice.
At this moment in history it is essential for WRCBAA to acknowledge and reaffirm its mission. Now more than ever, I am committed to providing leadership to improve educational opportunities for Black American students and professional development opportunities for Black American faculty, staff and administrators.
Now more than ever we must reaffirm WRCBAA’s commitment to develop collaborative relationships with educational, business, and public service institutions with compatible goals in order to achieve our mission. I am committed to creating and further developing these collaborative relationships with the goal of improving and supporting success rates for black students.
Finally, now more than ever before WRCBAA must remain diligent in providing leadership in the articulation of positions on issues affecting Black Americans and in the formulation of policy. Through collaboration with key other public service entities I am committed to ensuring that WRBCAA has a voice in issues that impact Black American students, faculty, staff and administrators.
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Dr. Stacy Thompson, President