Black Achievement Success and Engagement (BASE)

Mission Statement

The Black Achievement, Success and Engagement (BASE) Initiative provides a foundation for students to grow, learn, discover and thrive. By offering high-impact, academic and extracurricular programs that center on the unique and yet varied experiences of students of African descent, BASE equips students with the knowledge, resources, skills and support necessary to turn their dreams into reality.

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Candice Harrison

Candice Harrison, Ph. D.
BASE Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor, History

Kevin Collymore

Kevin Collymore
Assistant Dean for Retention and Persistence Programs


Dr. Emille Lawrence

Emille D. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Director, Black Scholars Program
Term Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Dominique Broussard

Dominique Broussard, Ph.D.
Director, Marshall-Riley Learning Living Community

Davares Ronbinson

Davares Robinson
Graduate Assistant

Monzerrad Fierro
BASE Administrative Student Intern

Camryn Gregory
Social Media Student Coordinator

Mya White
Black Resource Center Student Assistant