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The Commission for Blacks is a body appointed by the Chancellor to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty and staff. The Commission reports to the Office of the Chancellor.

The Commission for Blacks recommends changes in or additions to university policies and procedures to reflect concerns specific to blacks. The group also makes suggestions for new and existing academic and extracurricular programs related to blacks; encourages research to identify the problems and progress of blacks on campus; and encourages black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life.


Call for CFB Membership

CFB LogoIf you are interested in being a part of the Commission for Blacks (CFB), we invite you complete the online membership interest form for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Commission consists faculty, staff, students, and external community members. Members are appointed by the Chancellor on an annual basis.

If you are a currently serving member of the commission and have an interest in continuing your membership with the Commission or if you are interested in getting involved with the Commission for the first time, please complete the form for consideration for membership appointment on the Commission. Deadline for submitting the membership interest form is May 15, 2016.

2015-16 Trailblazer Series: Mr. Don Frieson

don-frieson-214x300The 2nd speaking event of the 2015-16 Trailblazer Series will take place on February 3, 2016 in the College of Communication and Information Scripps Lab at 5:15 p.m. Mr. Don Frieson, UT alumnus and the executive vice president of operations for Sam’s Club, will the guest speaker at the event. Mr. Hallerin Hill, talk radio host on NewsTalk 98.7 WOKI Knoxville and a television talk show host of Anything is Possible on WBIR-TV in Knoxville. will moderate the event.

The Trailblazer Series is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of African Americans affiliated with the University of Tennessee that are trailblazers in their disciplines or within the fields of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Commission for Blacks jointly organizes the speaking series.

Click here for more information on the 2015-16 Trailblazer Series.

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