Established in 1999, the Affiliates Program empowers Black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American professional staff and faculty to enrich their professional skills and build connections with colleagues through professional development and mentorship opportunities. All members of the BC community are welcome to participate in the University Affiliates Program.

Established in 1999, the Affiliates Program empowers Black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American professional staff and faculty to enrich their professional skills and build connections with colleagues through professional development and mentorship opportunities, gaining a heightened sense of strategic issues and opportunities affecting Boston College as a Jesuit, Catholic university. All members of the BC community are welcome to participate in the University Affiliates Program.

Purpose

The University Affiliates Program is designed to:

  • Offer employees, interested in careers in higher education, opportunities to broaden their professional experiences and deepen their knowledge about other areas of the University.
  • Provide employees with the opportunity to strengthen their sense of community, increasing their institutional network through the program’s cohort model.
  • Support the development of employees by facilitating mentoring relationships with senior leadership or Affiliates alumni, offering a series of educational seminars and structuring networking opportunities.

Monthly seminars are offered and incorporate a range of active-learning techniques (case studies, presentations, and discussions) while addressing critical themes in higher education administration such as leadership and institutional change, strategic planning, institutional budgets, academic and student affairs, human resources, information technology, and communications strategies.

Apply

The deadline for applications for 2023-2024 is Monday, August 21, 2023

All applicants must submit electronically to jabril.robinson@bc.edu:

  • A resume
  • A one-page statement of interest (single-spaced, 500-word minimum) addressing the following:
    • Why do you want to participate in the Affiliates Program?
    • How will the program contribute to your professional development?
    • What specifically are you hoping to learn or gain from participating in the Affiliates Program?
  • One letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor (Director, Dean, or Vice President) acknowledging the program’s required time commitment. If your direct supervisor is not the dean, vice president, or director of your department, please ensure that they are copied on the letter.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to,  a minimum of one year of professional (or equivalent) work experience at Boston College by the start date of the Affiliates Program, and the support of the applicant’s University department. All members of the BC community are welcome to apply.

Schedule

*All sessions, except the closing ceremony, will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.*

** Schedule subject to change.**

SessionDate
Orientation/Session 1October 10, 2023
Session 2October 31, 2023
Session 3November 21, 2023
Session 4December 12, 2023
Session 5January 9, 2024
Session 6January 30, 2024
Session 7February 20, 2024
Session 8March 12, 2024
Closing CeremonyApril 9, 2024

University Affiliates 2022-2023 academic year participants 

Hanan Abdella

Hanan Abdella
 Senior Records Specialist, Advancement Information Systems
Development

Amy Chung

Amy Chung
Associate Director
Office of Undergraduate Admission

Jeffrey DeVaughn

Jeffrey DeVaughn
Assistant Director, Leadership Giving
Annual Giving

Helen Ha

Helen Ha
Assistant Director, Academic Advising
Academic Advising Center


 
Ashlyn Jackson

Ashlyn Jackson
Assistant Director, Academic & Student Services
Law School, Student Services

Devon Lee

Devon Lee
Admissions Specialist, Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid
Lynch School of Education and Human Development

Treniece Lewis Harris

Treniece Lewis Harris
Associate Professor of the Practice, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education and Human Development

Donicka Pamphile

Donicka Pamphile
Staff Psychologist
University Counseling Services


 
Terrance (TJ) Singleton

Terrance (TJ) Singleton
Resident Director
Office of Residential Life

Vaughn Thornton

Vaughn Thornton
Program & Outreach Specialist
Office of Global Engagement

Shatoya White-Gay

Shatoya White-Gay
Fiscal & Administrative Specialist
O’Neill Library