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GSB Black Alumni Chapter

  • Official Group

    Region: Global
    Members: 977 Member(s)

    The mission of the GSB Black Alumni Chapter is to continuously improve Stanford GSB by helping to recruit, retain, and support Black GSB students, alumni, faculty, and staff.


    Regina Cross, MBA 2011

Upcoming Events & Updates

Chapter members have elected a new Board of Directors.  These 1-year officer terms are effective Monday June 7, 2021.


Regina Cross (‘11), President

Mike Armstrong (‘09), Treasurer (focused on record keeping and chapter financial initiatives)
Ryan Goldsberry (‘94), Secretary (focused on meetings and records)
Cheryl Lester (‘93), Vice President - Operations (focused on national and regional programs)
Jessica Verran-Lingard (‘15), Vice President - Administration (focused on membership)
Amiel Bent ('93), Newsletter Editor (focused on communications and membership)

Advisory Board

In addition, the following alumni have also agreed to help us start the Black Alumni Chapter Advisory Board, and will continue to support and help lead chapter activities nationally and/or regionally.
· Chris White (‘03)
· Claude Tolbert (‘99)
· Jason Mercer (‘11)
· Art May ('89)

Kirk Holmes, the Immediate Past President will also serve on the Advisory Board and will support and advise the Board in all matters and issues.

Also feel free to post your comments on the GSB Black Alumni Chapter Discussion Board,  Facebook or LinkedIn..

Did you vote on the Bylaws or give your proxy?  
We still need to bring our Bylaws into the 21st century. Please check out this Bylaws site for explanation.  You can read the current and the proposed Bylaws and/or just provide your proxy vote via a simple email.  The current Bylaws require a high approval percentage.  We still need over a hundred approvals so your vote or proxy matters!  We thank you in advance. 

Racial Justice events and activities across the global Stanford community

Support organizations
at the frontlines of fighting for racial injustice

Review recent meetings to stay up to date on the activities such as Racial Justice Initiatives within the Black Alumni Chapter, the GSB's Racial Equity Task Force, the BBSA Conference.  

Also see our Tapestry Award page for information about how we've been honoring the extraordinary among us since 2008.   Ms. Kristina Omari was our 2021 Awardee. 

The GSB Black Alumni Directory is only available to GSB alumni and matriculated students.

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The Alumni Relations office will notify all admits in September when they are eligible to register for GSB Alumni Services to access this group and the Black Alumni Directory.

- Serve on the Board of Directors at some point in your life
- Help the students with the BBSA Conference (speakers, agenda, themes, promotion)
- Contact the BBSA's Alumni liaion, Chris Cobham <>, to offer help with the next conference or other support
- Serve on a Racial Justice Initiative or a Chapter Committee (after the eletions just contact the new Board)
- Give money to Black-led organizations supporting the Black Community through an alumni-led Stanord GSB ALmni for Black Lives Donor Advised Fund
- Give to Black-led organizations or sponsor a non-profit seeking a grant from alumni-led Project Redwood
- Support a Black-led nonprofit organization with free consulting through Alumni Consulting Team
- Help the GSB diversity the cases used in the curriculum (identify or be a subject/protagonist). Contact Ryan Goldsberry <>
- Give to the Black Alumni Endowment Fund by designating "Stanford Business School Black Alumni Association Endowment Fund" as your gift recipient.  Giving will still count towards your class contributions. 

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