From the President...


I am humbled and honored to serve as the President of the University of Illinois Black Alumni Network effective July 1, 2017. My times at the University of Illinois, both undergraduate and graduate, remain some of the most enjoyable moments of my life. Many years into adulthood today I still communicate and fellowship everyday with individuals who I had the pleasure of meeting during my college days in Urbana. These are relationships that I will cherish forever and as I help lead BAN into new territories I am excited about getting to know you better as well as what is to come for our great organization and alumni community.

The BAN strives to connect alumni to resources that enhance their personal lives while creating positive and memorable experiences for current undergraduate and graduate students. Together the BAN aims to ensure that Black students, faculty, staff and alumni feel that the University of Illinois still remain the best higher education institution for their personal growth and development. We cannot do this without your help. Please join us as we work towards expanding membership, increasing scholarship opportunities for students, and helping our fellow alumni achieve their professional and personal goals. 

Thank you for visiting the BAN website and please sign up for updates from the Black Alumni Network under the Alumni Blue tag on the left side of the screen. Together we are committed, we are powerful, and we will make an impact. Go Illini!

-  Jeffrey Osuji, MBA