Meetings and Events

Minority Faculty Staff Association Meeting

The Minority Faculty Staff Association (MFSA) invites you to attend our next general body meeting. Learn more about subcommittees and how to get involved. We often have guest speaker(s) discussing relevant topics and how they may impact you. A more detailed agenda will be forwarded prior to each meeting.

Next MFSA Scheduled Meeting

The next meeting will be announced following the Executive Board meeting. Check back for more details!

2020 General Meeting

The Minority Faculty Staff Association (MFSA) welcomes new and returning faculty and staff to the University at Buffalo! We invite you to join us.  Meeting Agenda

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Location: via Zoom

This is a great time to learn about the association, connect/reconnect with colleagues and welcome new and returning faculty, staff and students to UB. Bring a co-worker or guest to meet and network with your colleagues from across our three Campuses, and learn how you can get involved!

To assist us in our planning, please RSVP.

Presents the State of Race and Racism at the University at Buffalo

We invite you to join us.

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: via Zoom: Watch it online 

UBNow Article:

Join us for a conversation with Faculty and Students who will share their lived experiences of racism on campus and offer ways to improve racial injustices and systemic racism at the University at Buffalo.


Dr. Henry Taylor, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Dr. Cecil Foster, Professor, Department of Transnational Studies

Dr. Lillian Williams,  Associate Professor, Department of Transnational Studies

Dr. Noemi Waight, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction (Moderator)

Temara Cross, Student, Public Health Major

Nelaje Branch, Student, Department of Computer Science Major


End of the Year Social

The Minority Faculty Staff Association (MFSA) will held its annual End of the Year Social . Members reflected on the year and celebrated accomplishments. Dr. Danielle Johnson was recognized by MFSA for her continued commitment and dedication to the UB Community and Western New York. Danielle is a senior advisor/coordinator for the Daniel Acker Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo. She is also is a prison abolitionist and activist, serves as a board member and program associate for a non-profit called Prisoners are People Too, serves as vice-president of the Western New York Chapter of the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, and serves as co-chair of the Update Chapter of the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition, serves as co-chair of the Buffalo Common Council Police Advisory Board, and a board member for Open Buffalo, a non-profit organization that fights against multiple forms of injustice. She holds a PhD in Higher Education, an MS in Student Personnel Administration, and a BS in Humanities.

UB’s 42 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event

The MFSA will played an important role in sponsoring UB’s 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event, held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena.  This year’s speaker was Former National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice. Ambassador Rice served President Barack Obama as the 24th United States National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017. From January 2009 until assuming the role of National Security Advisor in July 2013, Rice served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She has also served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term.