Babson Black Affinity Network

Our mission is to advance diversity and inclusion to permeate the fabric of the Babson community and have a meaningful impact on the experience of current and future students, while fostering strong connections among Babson’s black alumni.

Each year, we will adopt and execute on a list of priorities, striving to encourage:

  1. Engagement and re-engagement with the Babson campus and the global Babson community
  2. Connections to one another, current students, local alumni clubs, and the Babson Alumni Board of Directors
  3. Professional development through leadership training
  4. Financial support of Babson’s effort to recruit and retain domestically diverse students, faculty, and staff

Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our mission, including faculty and staff, parents, and friends of the College.

Up-and-Coming Events

Black Affinity Network Conference

February 22–24, 2019

Black Affinity Leadership Retreat

May 31–June 2, 2019


Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committee is responsible for updating our alumni database and to re-engage with alumni who currently do not have an active connection with Babson.

Recruitment Committee

The Recruitment Committee works with undergraduate and graduate admissions to effectively recruit domestic students of color.

Retention Committee

The Retention Committee provides mentorship to current students throughout their Babson career.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for seeking contributions from members of the Babson community and securing grants and corporate partners in support of the BAN mission.

Join Us

If you would like to help strengthen the Babson Black Affinity Network and have an hour or two per month to devote to our work, we invite you to join us. We are currently soliciting alumni volunteers for our Alumni Advisors, our Admissions Ambassadors, and our committees. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, email Gerri Randlett.

For more information about student programming, the Black Affinity Network, or multicultural programming please contact:

Katrina Fludd ’08, MS’10
Black Affinity Network President

Sadie Burton-Goss, PhD.
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Melissa Partridge
Director of Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Maribeth Flakes
Director of Student Engagement

Alana Anderson, PhD.
Senior Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs

Join our social media groups on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Black Affinity Network Facebook Group

Request to join our Facebook group for updates, discussion, and more.