Black Faculty and Staff Association History
In December 2004, the Multicultural Faculty and Staff Association was created under the auspice of Dr. Sharon Shaw-McEwen at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The organization promoted a sense of community and kinship among minority faculty and staff. After several years of important service to the MTSU community, the organization became inactive and dissolved. Since there was no organization on campus that specifically addressed the issues and concerns of minority faculty and staff, Dr. Louis Woods took the initiative to start a new organization. In February 2014, the Black Faculty and Staff Association was founded. The organization promotes professional development, cultural pride and awareness, community oriented programs, and an environment where black faculty and staff are supported, validated, recognized, and appreciated for their contributions to the MTSU campus and the broader community.