Black Faculty and Staff Association

Welcome to the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) website! Our goal is to build community and highlight resources that enhance the personal and professional development of Black faculty and staff. We encourage your participation and support throughout the academic year.

BFSA membership is open to all faculty and staff at Iowa State University, regardless of race, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Upcoming BFSA Meetings

Please mark your calendar for upcoming BFSA meetings that being at 12:00 pm.  

We would love to have you join the conversation.  Locations announced in Email Newsletter and Facebook Group (ISU Black Faculty and Staff Association).

  • September 19th - 4 - 6 pm (Welcome Back)
  • September 26th - Wellness 101 (General Meeting)
  • November 28th - Self Promotion 101 (General Meeting)
  • December 17th - 11am - 1 pm (Leadership Meeting)
  • January 23rd - Budgeting 101 (General Meeting)
  • March 27th - Networking 101 (General Meeting)
  • May 29th - 8:00 am - 1 pm (Leadership Meeting)

Contact Information

Contact Angela Shaw or Samone Whitfield for more information about our organization and/or to join our listserv.

Be sure to check us out on Facebook!

Resources for Faculty and Staff Candidates and New Hires


Angela Shaw, current chair

Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Samone Whitfield, incoming chair

Grant Coordinator, LAS External Research Support (LASERS)

Kevin Lazard, outgoing chair

Systems Analyst II, IT Services

Upcoming events

  • October:  Skate Night
  • December:  Holiday Social
  • February:  Black History Month Events
  • April:  TBA
  • June:  Juneteenth Celebration