(Pictured left-to-right)  Alison Turner, Robert Berry, Catherine Johnson, Andre' House, Erica Mack, Mike Trotter, Dr. Cheresa Y. Hamilton, Renita Thompson, Flora Coleman, Rosalyn Gilbert, Cheryl Gonzalez, Angela Graham and Dr. Chris Johnson.  Not Pictured:  Alice Davies, Dr. E. Newton Jackson, Sheila Spivey, Valerie Stevenson and Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder. 

AAFSA History

The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) was formed on October 6, 2011 by 18 faculty and staff members at the University of North Florida. These 18 individuals were nominated and invited to be a part of the AAFSA Steering Committee. The AAFSA Steering Committee recognized the importance of having a University environment which promoted camaraderie, unity, professional development, cultural enrichment, and campus involvement for employees of African descent.


Under the leadership of Dr. Cheresa Y. Hamilton, the AAFSA Steering Committee was charged with mapping the formation of AAFSA by developing bylaws, electing officers, identifying committees, creating a website and opening a bank account for the association. In a short period of time, the AAFSA Steering Committee accomplished these goals and much more. Through AAFSA, employees enrich their University growth by participating in positive professional and social experiences.  It is the ultimate vision of AAFSA to cultivate and enhance the professional network of every UNF employee of African American descent.

 

AAFSA 

Steering Committee Members 

 

Robert Berry

Internal Auditing

 

Flora Coleman

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

 

 Alice Davies

Accounting and Finance

 

Rosalyn Gilbert

Office of Research and Sponsored  Programs

 

Cheryl Gonzalez

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

 

Angela K. Graham

Treasury Office

 

Dr. Cheresa Y. Hamilton

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

 

André House

Auxiliary Services

 

Dr. E. Newton Jackson

Associate Provost

Academic Affairs

 

Catherine Johnson

Florida Institute of Education

 

Dr. Chris Johnson

Economics

 

Erica Mack

Academic Support Services

 

Sheila Spivey

Women's Center

 

Valerie Stevenson

Controller Office

 

Renita Thompson

One-Stop Center

 

Mike Trotter

Purchasing/Central Receiving

 

Alison Turner

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

 

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder

Sociology and Anthropology