Alumni & Parent Programs

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The Black Alumni Association assists African-American graduates in maintaining strong connections with their alma mater. With programming specifically designed for minority alumni, no matter when they graduated, the Black Alumni Association provides an opportunity for you to socialize with your fellow graduates, network for career opportunities and serve both the community and Butler. The association consists of alumni who have volunteered to give of their time, talents and treasures. Monique Wise, associate director of alumni and parent programs, serves as the council's advisor. For more information on how to get involved, contact the alumni office.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting to Elect New Black Alumni Association Officers - Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Black Alumni Association will hold officer elections on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Johnson Room on Butler's campus. The nomination deadline was March 31, 2014. An email or postcard with the names of nominees and how to vote will be mailed in mid April 2014. Learn more about the current Black Alumni Association Executive Team.

The Butler University Black Alumni Association Executive Team consists of three officers (president, vice president and secretary), each serving a two-year term. Terms begin June 1, 2014 and end May 31, 2016.

President: Serves as the leader for the BAA. The president is an ex-officio member of the Alumni Board of
Directors, which meets three times a year on Butler's campus.

Vice president: Serves as the chair for the BAA scholarship and recruitment committees. Also assumes the
duties of president when the president is unavailable.

Secretary: Serves as the chair for the communications committee. Also responsible for accurate record keeping for the organization including meeting minutes and the newsletter. 

Candidates for 2014 Black Alumni Association officers are:

Janai Downs '02
Gene Murray '94

Vice President
Janai Downs '02
Marc Williams '07

Cynthia Payne '05

If you are unable to make the meeting and would like to vote, please email your name, address, phone number, and officer selections to or call 800 368-6852, ext. 9946 with the same information by noon on Thursday, May 29, 2014.  You may only vote for one candidate per position. If you have any questions, please contact Monique Wise, associate director of alumni and parent programs at 800 368-6852, ext. 8412.

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946 or

Past Events

Spring City Tour with Current Students
April 5, 2014 

Black Alumni Association Reunion Reception and Luncheon at Homecoming 2013

2013 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration Corporate Luncheon

2013 Black Alumni Association Day at Hinkle Fieldhouse, Butler vs. New Orleans

2012 Indiana Black Expo, July 21, 2012

BAA Black Expo

Officer Elections held at Black Alumni Association Annual Meeting - Monday, May 14, 2012

The BAA voted new officers at their annual meeting on Monday, May 14. Monica Peterson '88 is the new president and Whittney Murphy '11 is vice president. Whittney Murphy was the first recipient of the Black Alumni Association Scholarship and will now lead efforts to increase the endowed scholarship. Cynthia Payne '05 joined the leadership team as secretary in late 2012.  The officers terms expire on June 1, 2014.

BAA Newsletter

The Black Alumni Association produces a newsletter. You may also download previous issues below. Please contact Nikki Mazelin '97 with any questions.

Not receiving email updates?

If you are not receiving the Black Alumni Association email updates, email the alumni office.