Black Alumni Town Hall

In conjunction with the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA), the SNBAA Board of Directors is delighted to announce the launch of Black Alumni Town Hall, an initiative that aims to inform and facilitate the organization of our members around crucial causes and issues that affect the Stanford Black community.  The goal of the Black Alumni Town Hall is to inspire, educate, and increase Black alumni engagement with the Stanford community.

Black Alumni Town Hall will consist of quarterly virtual meetings in which SNBAA will partner with SAA and other members of the Stanford community (President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell, current and former University trustees, faculty members, and administrators) to facilitate discussions that address topics, issues, and projects that are of significant interest to SNBAA members.  The discussion series will allow our membership to actively engage with the Stanford leadership community, be better informed about critical issues and initiatives, and inspire collective, impactful action.


Details for the inaugural virtual Black Alumni Town Hall meeting:


WHEN: December 8, 2020 @ 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

WHY: For this Town Hall meeting: to provide an informative presentation on Stanford’s endowment, operating budget, and financial governance followed by a stimulating, interactive Q&A session.  The inaugural Black Town Hall offers SNBAA members an exclusive opportunity to ask subject matter experts pertinent questions about the endowment, the budget, how things get done at the University, and how the endowment impacts University projects and initiatives. 

WHO: Randy Livingston, ’75, MBA ’79, Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, and Jamie Halper, ’81, Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee, have graciously agreed to share their knowledge and lead the discussion.  Our very own DeAngela Burns-Wallace, ’96, Trustee, will moderate. 

HOW: To participate in the Town Hall meeting

  1. First step is to register for the event.

  2. For those who register, SAA will send a message on or around November 24th with pre-requistite information regarding Stanford’s financial future and the endowment. The pre-work takes about 30 minutes and is designed to level-set our club’s foundational understanding of the topic.

  3. You are strongly encouraged to submit any questions that you would like the panel to address prior to the meeting.  This is an exclusive opportunity for you to drive the discussion toward your interests.  Registrants will receive an email from SAA with the link to submit questions to the panel.

If you have suggestions for topics or individuals whom you would like to join us in a future Black Alumni Town Hall, please contact us at

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