Black Alumni Society

Welcome to the Black Alumni Society

The mission of the University of Miami Black Alumni Society is to facilitate a comprehensive network among UM alumni, students, and faculty to advance the interests and needs of our community and promote the rich history of black alumni at the University.

The University of Miami Alumni Association supports an open and inclusive environment for all members of the Hurricane family. Please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or

Who We Are

The University of Miami Black Alumni Society (UMBAS) is an official affiliate group of the University of Miami Alumni Association that is committed to enhancing the UM experience for African-American, African, black non-African-descent, black Caribbean and black Latin University of Miami alumni and students. UMBAS was established in 1989 by a group of dedicated alumni who identified a need to continue nurturing the success of the black community within and beyond the University. Several educational forums, a viable professional network, the advancement of student and alumni interests, and scholarship funding can be attributed to the efforts of the UMBAS.

Useful Resources:
Multicultural Student Affairs
Africana Studies Program


  • Engage former, current, and future UM students in a network that connects them to the University and each other through effective rewarding communication, programs, and events.

  • Design and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan for the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund and other philanthropic initiatives.

  • Facilitate a high level of volunteerism that allows the entire UM family and the community-at-large continue to benefit from a diversity of interests, talents, and backgrounds.

  • Encourage investment in and support for the University in its successful pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

  • Celebrate and promote the rich history of UM black alumni by building upon meaningful traditions and dynamic accomplishments.

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Upcoming Events
Join us for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2016!

United Black Students and Black Alumni Society Welcome Back Reception
When: Friday, November 4th
3 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: University Center, Multicultural Student Affairs Office, 2300F
Details: Enjoy complimentary refreshments with students and alumni, tour the new Multicultural Student Affairs Office and learn more about the First Black Graduates Project!
RSVP: Online

Black Alumni Society Reunion on Alumni Avenue
When: Friday, November 4th
7 - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Eaton Lakeside Lot
RSVP: Online

BAS leadership
Cynthia (Cie) Cochran, B.B.A. ’01, M.P.A. ’06

Alumni Relations Liaison
Kate Lake
Senior Director, Alumni Engagement
Alumni Weekend, Reunions and Special Constituencies