Join us for the 3rd Biennial Black Alumni Summit

This year’s summit will be July 7-8 and will have a focus on Project 2022, which seeks to engage Black alumni in the recruitment, yield, and retention of Black and African-American students.

Items for discussion at the summit, include:

  • Building regional networks to support Project 2022.
  • Committee planning for the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion, which will be held April 13-15, 2018, the same weekend as the Virginia Tech Spring Game.
  • Friday and Saturday socials.

Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity, and Crystal Crockett, director of development for inclusion and diversity, will give an update on diversity initiatives, and alumni will work together to develop plans for regional support.


Friday, July 7

7:30-9 p.m.
Black Alumni Reunion Executive Committee Planning Meeting
Max’s on Broad
305 Brook Road, Richmond, VA

8:30-10:30 p.m.
Alumni Social (on your own)
Thirst and Fifth Bar at the Hilton Richmond Downtown

Saturday, July 8

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Lobby outside of Miller Rhoads room

8-9 a.m.
Miller Rhoads
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, Cheese Grits, Roasted Roma Tomatoes, Scrambled Eggs with Chives, Skillet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion, Breakfast Pastries, Muffins, Coffee, Juice, and Tea

8:30-9 a.m.
Program Welcome
Miller Rhoads
Matt Winston, senior associate vice president for alumni relations

8:30-9 a.m.
Agenda Overview and Multicultural Programming Updates
Miller Rhoads
Latanya Walker, Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity, Inclusion,
and Community Engagement

9-9:30 a.m.
Admissions Updates
Miller Rhoads
Juan Espinoza, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Project 2022 and Diversity Updates
Miller Rhoads
Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

10-10:15 a.m.
River City Pre-function

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Diversity Development Updates and Alumni Panel
Miller Rhoads
Alumni Panel: Deseria Creighton-Barney ‘87, B.K. Fulton ‘89, Greta Harris, Darrell Davis ‘82; Ed Baine ‘95
Crystal Crockett, Director of Development, Institutional Diversity

11:15-12:15 p.m.
Project 2022 Black Alumni Networks- Regional Network Breakouts
Miller Rhoads

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Miller Rhoads
Soup of the Day, Warm Rolls and Butter, Mixed Field Green Salad
Pan Seared Chicken Breast
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Olive Oil, Herbs, and Pasta Du Jour
Seasonal Vegetables, Country Potato Salad, Yellow and Green Beans
Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce and Whipped Cream
Double Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake

1:15-2 p.m.
Project 2022 Black Alumni Networks-Regional Network Breakouts Continue
Miller Rhoads

2-2:15 p.m.
River City Pre-function

2:15-3 p.m.
Regional Network Report-Outs
Miller Rhoads

3-3:15 p.m.
Student Speaker
Miller Rhoads
Seyi “Shay” Olusina

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Reunion Updates
Miller Rhoads
Latanya Walker, Traci DeShazor, Tommy Amal

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Committee Breakout Sessions
Miller Rhoads

4:45 p.m.
Committee Reports and Next Steps
Miller Rhoads

7:00 p.m.
Alumni Social (on your own)
Thirst and Fifth Bar at the Hilton Richmond Downtown


Register now. The cost is $50 and includes breakfast, breaks, and lunch.


Special rates have been reserved at the  Hilton Richmond Downtown. Please call 804-344-4300 and ask for the Virginia Tech Black Alumni Summit Block or make reservations online.


Please contact Latanya Walker at 540-231-8970 or