ABFAS Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement
The mission of the Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFAS) is to:
·         Promote cultural diversity and positive race relations throughout the University community
·         Advance the recruitment, development, and retention of Black faculty and staff
·         Actively support the well-being of Black students to ensure the attainment of their academic objectives and serve as a resource for advising and counseling Black students
·         Support, socialize, and recognize ABFAS members and build a cohesive campus community
·         Partner with campus and community organizations that share similar goals and objectives
·         Hold the University accountable to its own stated mission and strategic plans regarding matters of diversity and keep issues of inclusiveness, diversity and equity at the forefront of policy making at the University
Vision Statement
We the Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFAS) envision a Miami Community for Black faculty, staff, and students where:
·         Black faculty and staff are represented and have a sense of belonging;
·         Cooperative working relationships, camaraderie, and mentoring opportunities flourish and are abundant;
·         Diversity and cultural understanding are expected, appreciated, valued, and celebrated; and
·         Excellence and professional equity are attained.


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