“Educating Minds to Change Lives”
The Africana Studies Council, an official standing committee of the Department, serves the purpose of promoting the study of peoples of African descent by broadening the educational and cultural experiences of students in all majors and those who demonstrate an interest in the discipline.
The Africana Council is also charged with the responsibility to promote and maintain student participation in both the Council and the Department. By creating a safe space that facilitates open discussions pertaining to the social, political, and economic welfare of people within the African Diaspora; the Council serves as a bridge between the Africana Studies department and the student body.
Membership in the Africana Council is open to Africana Studies majors and minors. We welcome all students in the UMBC community regardless of major, minor, or background.
Executive Board Positions of the Council consist of the following: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Public Relations. Elections to fill these positions are normally held in the Spring preceding the new academic year.
2021-22 Board Members
President: Isaabel Ampofo-Williams
Vice President: Anna Green
Treasurer: Abi Agyepong
Secretary: Priscilla Nalubula
Public Relations: Maryamah Ndao