The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is Pleased to Announce its 2011-2012 Regional Chairs
Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2011) - The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is pleased to announce its incoming 2011-2012 Regional Chairs. NBLSA is organized into six regions - Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southern, Mid-West, Rocky Mountain and Western Region. Each region is headed by a chairperson who is responsible for the governance and management of his or her region's affairs. The newly elected Regional Chairs joining NBLSA's National Leadership Team are: Sheila Isong - Mid-Atlantic Region; Rodney Robbins, Jr. - Mid-West Region; Kendra Brown - Northeast Region; Elizabeth Humphrey - Rocky Mountain Region; Jamie Davis - Southern Region; and Antonio Raymo - Western Region.
The incoming chairpersons were elected during each region's respective convention, and will serve a one-year term developing and implementing innovative ideas for meaningful programs that will positively impact their membership and the greater community. "I am excited and thrilled at the opportunity to serve within NBLSA's Northeast Region," said Kendra Brown, NBLSA's current Congressional Liaison and incoming Chair for the Northeast Region. "There are so many great opportunities and initiatives that we will implement next year to carry on the legacy of service of those who have paved the way for us. I welcome the opportunity to serve in the spirit of great individuals such as Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglas, and NBLSA's founder, AJ Cooper."
NBLSA celebrates the contributions of its previous Regional Chairs and aims to fully support this transition. "The incoming Regional Chairs have taken on leadership of an organization with an incredible legacy and I hope they have a wonderful experience," said Melinda Hightower, NBLSA's National Chair. In less than nine days, the newly formed Regional Leadership will be joined by the newly elected National Board following elections at NBLSA's 43rd National Convention.
The 2010-2011 National Leadership Team would like to extend a warm welcome to the new Regional Chairs, who will be sworn in along with the entire 2011-2012 National Board later this year at NBLSA's Fifth Annual Joint Board Leadership Retreat.
About The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA):
Founded in 1968, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is a national, non-profit organization created and designed to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Black law students; foster and encourage professional competence; focus upon the relationship of the Black attorney to the American legal system; instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness of and commitment to the needs of the Black community; utilize member expertise to initiate a change within the legal system that will make it more responsive to the needs and concerns of the Black community; and do any and all things necessary and lawful in order to accomplish these goals.
NBLSA is the largest student-run organization in America and has approximately 200 chapters at law schools throughout the country. This represents almost every ABA accredited law school, plus several non-accredited law schools. These chapters represent nearly 6,000 Black law students in six regions that encompass 48 states including Hawaii and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Recently, NBLSA has established an international connection with Black law students in Canada, England, South Africa, and the Bahamas who have decided to model their student organizations after NBLSA.