Established in 1999, the Affiliates Program empowers Black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American professional staff to enrich their professional skills and build connections with colleagues through professional development and mentorship opportunities. 

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.

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 2022-2023 is Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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, and the support of the applicant’s University department.

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.**

Item Date  
Orientation/Session 1 October 11, 2022
Session 2 November 1, 2022
Session 3 November 22, 2022
Session 4 December 13, 2022
Session 5 January 10, 2023
Session 6 January 31, 2023
Session 7 February 21, 2023
Session 8 March 14, 2023
Closing Ceremony April 4, 2023

University Affiliates 2021-2022 academic year participants 

Lisa Brathwaite

Lisa Brathwaite
Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs
Law School

Madeline Cortes

Madeline Cortes
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Advising
Carroll School of Management (CSOM)

Kenny Francis

Kenny Francis
Learning Specialist/Academic Counselor
Student Athlete-Academic Services

Angela Kim Harkins

Angela Kim Harkins
Associate Professor
School of Theology and Ministry (STM)

Roatha Kong

Roatha Kong
Associate Director, Student Organizations
Office of Student Involvement


 
Jian Lu

Jian Lu
Senior Animal Care Technician
Animal Care Facility

Diego Burbano Perez

Diego Burbano Perez
Student Services Associate
Office of Student Services

Gesnele Porcena

Gesnele Porcena
Auxiliary Retail Systems Administrator
Auxiliary Services

Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma
Systems and Reporting Manager
Lynch School of Education and Human Development (LSEHD)

Kirk Staine

Kirk Staine
Administrative Assistant
Office of Student Conduct


 
Ileana Villalobos-Arcila

Ileana Villalobos-Arcila
Associate Director, Data Management
University Advancement